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Hi all,

I have BBA problem in my planted tank. I was away and not change the water for 3 months. After back at home and saw my java moss and other plants attacking by BBA. Try to get SAE, CAE, Ottos, Yamato Shrimp to clean. But none of them able to.

I do pratice weekly 50% water change now. Lighting is 10 hours per day.
CO2 is 4bps. KH3, PH6.2, Temperature is 26-27C. But BBA still grow in tank surface, filter and my CO2 reactor. Liquid fertilizer stop add-in for a week. And I am still busy with removing the BBA everyday.

Pls help. thx.
 

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I think SAE will eat it, but only if there isnt any other available food. I see mine munching flakes all the time when I feed my other fish, and they dont seem very interested in algae either.
 

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There is no cure for BBA but manual removal. That means very much removing plants or equipment.

If the BBA are not that bad you may live with them. At some point they will go away in a matter of 2-3 days for no apparent reason.

Sorry, the above are simple facts :)

--Nikolay
 

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I know that both the Florida Flag Fish and the Cigar (sp?) fish eat BBA to an extent, you can always try the blackout method for a couple days to stem the problem too. Good Luck!
 
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