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Algae - BBA - Need help

Unread postby smileysid » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:56 pm

Dear Aqualovers,

Recently a new algae appeared in my tank. This might be BBA.
Does Amano graze this?

Kindly gimme efficient solution.
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Re: Algae - BBA - Need help

Unread postby sushant » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:17 pm

Looks like fuzz algae. Most of the filamentous algae appears as a result of low flow and low CO2.

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Re: Algae - BBA - Need help

Unread postby vikramdutta11 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:55 pm

I think a little overdosing Excel in it may improve situation.

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Re: Algae - BBA - Need help

Unread postby Solcielo lawrencia » Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:25 am

Dosing micros too much? The curled leaves indicates micronutrient toxicity as well as the algae on the leaves.

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Re: Algae - BBA - Need help

Unread postby KarthikC » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:48 am

Dose more phospates and up the water changes. As the above post said, maybe too many micros are going in. What's your dosing schedule? Looks like the irritating fuzz algae to me which is hard to get rid of. Planted tank to be free of algae needs to have the right balance between Co2 dosing, ferts dosing, water changes, and photoperiod among many other parameters. Good luck!

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Re: Algae - BBA - Need help

Unread postby smileysid » Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:22 pm

I dose one cap of fluorish iron every alternate day.. I have 50G tank
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Re: Algae - BBA - Need help

Unread postby Solcielo lawrencia » Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:40 pm

What else are you dosing for macros and traces?

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Unread postby parthapratim22 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:29 pm

starting Of Hair Algae...may be wrong.
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Re: Algae - BBA - Need help

Unread postby smileysid » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:36 pm

Solcielo lawrencia wrote:What else are you dosing for macros and traces?


I use KNO3, KHPO4, K2SO4.7H2O mixed in water and to dose on EI method for macros. (I have been dosing lesser than recommended ppm)
Fluorish Iron for Micro.
4+4 hours of Lighting with 2 hrs gap in between.
Though, My Co2 input has been unstable these days due to shifting from DIY to pressurised system.
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Re: Algae - BBA - Need help

Unread postby Solcielo lawrencia » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:57 am

So it's a trace deficiency.
IME, fuzz algae on plants and glass indicates a trace deficiency. Adding trace elements such as Seachem Flourish will quickly eliminate the fuzz.