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BBA (Black Beard Algae)

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

  1. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    I think it may.... I added mine 10 minutes before lights out....
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    I added 90ml this morning because the algae didn't seem to be affected at all. :confused:
     
  3. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    90ml didn't do anything either. :confused: I added 180ml this morning. Granted the algae is only tiny little pieces on the leaves, it still needs to die. :evil:
     
  4. Guidoman888

    Guidoman888 New Member

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    Your having a real hard time with this dont you :|?
     
  5. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    It's not really "bad" this time, just little spots of it that are annoying me. :)
     
  6. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Yeah.... that is how my tank is now after dosing.... there are like a few stubborn spots that it does not seem to affect! :confused:
     
  7. Guidoman888

    Guidoman888 New Member

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    Didnt your endlers ate em last time?
     
  8. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Yeah, after it was killed they ate the dead stuff. From what I've read thealgae spores are hard to kill.
     
  9. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Finally this morning all of it has turned red.
     
  10. LemonDiscus

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    Still need it to turn white... I had some of mine turn red and then went back green :roll:
     
  11. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    I would hope after 6ml per gallon this stuff wouldn't turn green again. You should have seen it bubbling at the base of the algae. :twisted:
     
  12. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    :) That is good if it were bubbling.... how are the fish doing at that dose?
     
  13. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    They were unaffected. They seemed to enjoy swimming through all the bubbles coming off of the plants and out of the filter once the canister had enough to purge.
     
  14. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    Thats good... That dose scares me because of the mortalities I took with my Cardinals
     
  15. Anthony

    Anthony Thread Starter Active Member

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    Luckily I haven't lost anything.
     
  16. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Re: Black Beard Algae (Questions & Advice)

    This thread is a little old but check your phosphates that is the most common reason for BBA.
     
  17. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics New Member

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    This is older, I had the same issue in my 52g tank, i went and bought 2 true SAE's no more algae period, BBA is long gone they consumed ALL of it within 5 days of being in the tank.