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    I noticed today black fuzz looking growth on one of my plants--is that algea?

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    Is it possible that we could see a pic of that "black fuzz"?

    That would help a lot to identify it.

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    A picture would help but from your description it sounds like BBA. Black Brush algae. Which is generally cured by more CO2
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    I am not too good with the computer yet and have no idea how to get a picture on it--I will try though. If I need more CO2, how do I get that? I have a 46 gallon tropical tank and only 1 of 3 plants has the black fur that I just noticed today.

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    Never mind-I just read further down the page about CO2--it does sound very confusing but we'll see. I'll work on that picture.

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    with only 3 plants in a 46 gallon I doubt that you need to hassle with CO2.

    What is your photo period and lighting as cutting back on that might be a better option for you.
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    Also, provided the plants are not anacharis or vals, you can squirt some flourish excel directly on it (no more than the tank dose at a time).
    Foshizzle.

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    My lights are on from about 9am to 9 pm and its the 25 watt light that came with my 46 gallon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfd
    My lights are on from about 9am to 9 pm and its the 25 watt light that came with my 46 gallon.
    i would try to cut back on the lighting to see if that would help the spread of the algae. I would cut it back to an 8 or 10 hour photo period. i don;t know if this will kill the algae that you currently have, but it might stop it from spreading.

    chronas suggestion of excel is a good one as well.

    I recently had my lights on for 8 hours but had to back off due to algae. I now have my lights set to come on from 7 to 8 am for the morning feeding and 2 to 9 giving me a 8 hour photo period that has greatly reduced my algae problems.
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