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Re: An unwanted guest(blqck beard algae)

Unread postby geeth » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:50 pm

Hi all,
A quick update,
Flourish excel worked very well and BBA are controlled(i can not see them anymore)
What i did is
Removed as many as i could.
80% water change .
Applied 10 ml flourish excel after water change.
5 ml every day morning.
Mine is a120ltr tank.
Result : BBA turned white and my mollies and algae eaters ate it.
Valisneria melted very badly but i think it will regenerate.
BBA is gone(at least i think so).

Thank you all for the support.



Thanks and Regards.
Arun.



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Re: An unwanted guest(blqck beard algae)

Unread postby Solcielo lawrencia » Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:42 am

The BBA will most likely return if you continue to dose CSM+B at suggested levels.

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Re: An unwanted guest(blqck beard algae)

Unread postby saikumar » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:21 pm

you mean iron from CSM enhances BBA growth? dint knew that

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Re: RE: Re: An unwanted guest(blqck beard algae)

Unread postby geeth » Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:37 pm

Solcielo lawrencia wrote:The BBA will most likely return if you continue to dose CSM+B at suggested levels.

Hi solcielo,
You are correct, i noticed bba coming back when i stop dosing excel.:cry:
But i was able to control the growth.
Any permanent solution for bba?


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Re: An unwanted guest(blqck beard algae)

Unread postby Solcielo lawrencia » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:01 am

saikumar wrote:you mean iron from CSM enhances BBA growth? dint knew that

No, the iron doesn't induce BBA growth. The high concentration of heavy metals causes a toxicity which ultimately results in BBA growing on plants. This is a dosage problem.

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Re: RE: Re: An unwanted guest(blqck beard algae)

Unread postby Solcielo lawrencia » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:02 am

geeth wrote:
Solcielo lawrencia wrote:The BBA will most likely return if you continue to dose CSM+B at suggested levels.

Hi solcielo,
You are correct, i noticed bba coming back when i stop dosing excel.:cry:
But i was able to control the growth.
Any permanent solution for bba?

Thanks and Regards.
Arun.


You are probably dosing way too much trace elements from CSM+B. It's toxic and causes plant health problems which leads to BBA. Stop dosing traces, do a 100% water change, and then observe the plants.