bba control experiences.

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Re: bba control experiences.

Unread postby aquascapist » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:04 pm

apuda2010 wrote:If BBA is hitting the anubias, the plants have not settled in. Get some Otos. They will wipe the driftwood clean.

Finding otos is a very difficult task in Delhi.


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Re: bba control experiences.

Unread postby aquascapist » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:07 pm

SCORPIO wrote:When low light plants such as Anubias keeps under high light, they get infested by algae. So change their position, and keep under shade of other plants.

agreed, but im finding it in shaded areas too.
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Re: bba control experiences.

Unread postby aquascapist » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:35 pm

Also wondering whether i have too much light. Right now im using 4x54w t5ho 20" from substrate. What do u guys think?
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Re: bba control experiences.

Unread postby apuda2010 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:11 pm

My dear sir...finding hobbyists who can help you find Otos in Delhi is relatively easy !!!

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Re: bba control experiences.

Unread postby saikumar » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:32 pm

But BBA ottos no eat?

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Re: bba control experiences.

Unread postby prasantkmrs » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:52 pm

@ aquascapist how do u measure 30ppm of co2? and my solution for BBA is gult

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Re: bba control experiences.

Unread postby sushant » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:34 pm

prasantkmrs wrote:@ aquascapist how do u measure 30ppm of co2? and my solution for BBA is gult

the easiest method is by using dropchecker.
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Re: bba control experiences.

Unread postby aquascapist » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:36 pm

like Sushant replied, most convenient method is to observe through drop checker. This thread is quite old and i have been relieved of my bba problem yipi ....what worked for me was a combination of increasing co2 and more importantly improving flow. improvement was dramatic!!
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Re: bba control experiences.

Unread postby pinaki_pal » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:43 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geFDaOhCphA


Watch this video...H2O2 is very effective against BBA....but be very careful with the dosage....recently i killed lots of BBA with the help of H2O2 spray along with fishes .....It is v effective if you don't have fishes in ur tank...if you have fishes then please use 1.5 ml per G of water (considering your H2O2 solution is 6% )...........