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BBA (Black Beard Algae)

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by Anthony, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. LemonDiscus

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  2. Anthony

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    I'm going to go in the tank in a few days and try to rub off the what's left then do a water change.

    Now the big question is if/when it will grow back... At least now I know next time I see it start to grow peroxide is effective at removing (killing) it.
     
  3. LemonDiscus

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    It probably will come back... I have had a few spots come back up... I have been peroxide zapping them :)
     
  4. Anthony

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    I read that the spores are hard to get rid of. :confused:
     
  5. LemonDiscus

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    yup....but at least there is a weapon!
     
  6. Anthony

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    Yep. [dancing] Luckily it worked really well.

    I think I'm going to skip feeding for 2 days and let the Endler's take care of it on their own. Even though I fed them this morning they're still going pretty crazy over it right now.
     
  7. Anthony

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    Almost all the dead BBA has been eaten [dancing] and I haven't had anything grow back, yet. :D
     
  8. LemonDiscus

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    I just had to start peroxide injections a few days ago again. My beard algae was trying to make a come back!
     
  9. Anthony

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    :eek: Don't let it win ! :)
     
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    I know, for real! It feels like I am going to war. The LAST thing I want to do is break that tank down again!
     
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    My bristle nose and sae's munch it....so I no longer have that issue thankfully!
     
  12. Anthony

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    I don't care for those guys. :)
     
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    I know, I do (care for them that is...feeding them) haha!
     
  14. Anthony

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    LoL I meant I don't like them. :p
     
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    I know silly, I was just messin with ya. Haha!
     
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    :eek: My BBA is trying to regrow on my plant leaves again. I just dumped some peroxide in the tank. Yes, dumped. I went upstairs to grab the peroxide and forgot my syringe and didn't feel like walking all the way up there again. :)
     
  17. LemonDiscus

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    :)

    I am beginning yo HATE that stuff! It IS like the plague!

    Sorry to hear it is coming back for you.... I am still fighting it.... in another few days I am going to re-dose the peroxide myself :roll:
     
  18. Anthony

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    I'm out now so I'm going to have to get some more. I guess I'll try putting in a dose weekly/twice a week and see how that works.
     
  19. LemonDiscus

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    Yeah that was my treatment plan (weekly)
     
  20. Anthony

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    I just added 60ml of peroxide with the lights out. I'm beginning to wonder if adding it with the lights on breaks down the peroxide too quickly.