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Did you mean BBA (black beard algae)?

Make sure you have a balance in Lighting, C02, nutrients.

Please give more info on your setup... lighting, C02, ferts, water parameters.

Remove as much by hand as possible and cut off badly effective leaves. Redirect water-flow from that area. Make sure C02 levels are between 20-30ppm.

You can use a peroxide treatment over the effective area, I have never used this treatment before.
 

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I really don't have any experience with this type algae. But with any algae make sure you have a balance of Lighting, C02, nutrients.
 

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I have always treated beard algae like hair algae as far as treatment. I use a toothbrush to remove what I can and waterchanges. If your CO2 is low try upping it. I always got it when my PO4 was too high and high light.
 
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