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Old 09-23-2020, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I seem to have heard that water flow is good for preventing dead spots/areas that may encourage algae growth. But my experience so far is that algae grows better where the water flow is the highest. What's going on here? Does certain algae prefer water movement and other strains prefer still water?
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Depends on the algae, many different types.
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Many people have noted that the dreaded BBA algae likes to hang around areas with flowing water.
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Bba?
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All you need to know, https://www.aquasabi.com/aquascaping...n-the-aquarium
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Bba?
BBA is black brush algae, the black (actually red) algae that can utterly destroy your plants, usually showing up when the level of carbon dioxide in the water isn't stable. It has been noted to cause many planted aquarium hobbyists to switch to stamp collecting.
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BBA is black brush algae, the black (actually red) algae that can utterly destroy your plants, usually showing up when the level of carbon dioxide in the water isn't stable. It has been noted to cause many planted aquarium hobbyists to switch to stamp collecting.
It looks like iron and light are the drivers for this algae. I unfortunately have lots of experience with this. It doesn't go away for me, maybe it's my tap water or the dirt I'm using. Best I can do is control it.

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