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Re: [APD] Interesting BBA Observation
I've had BBA three times and each time it started on the CO2 bubbler --
twice on a rena ceramic bubbler and once on a ADA knockoff diffuser.
I am still at a loss about the first 2 outbreaks -- they occured in a tank
running 30ppm CO2 and stopped when I quit ading micro nutrients. The third
outbreak happened when the CO2 regulator developed a leak and I had no CO2
going in for 2 weeks. That outbreak died within days of getting CO2 up and
I suspect that it has something to do with what surface it can best grab
onto or chance. But I have no proof of either idea being correct.
On 4/1/07, S. Hieber <shieber at yahoo_com> wrote:
> Could the electrical charge helping it to grab hold. Or maybe that's jsut
> the first place it grabbed hold; some place has to be the first place. Who
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Jerry Baker <jerry at bakerweb_biz>
> To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2007 8:01:56 PM
> Subject: [APD] Interesting BBA Observation
> I have been very slow in putting together my latest tank, and so it has
> been running with CO2, no light, no fish, and no plants for a month or
> so. The water does have nitrate from using ammonia to trigger bacterial
> bloom. I noticed something strange ... BBA appears on the pH monitor
> probe (right on the glass bulb) and nowhere else. I cleaned it off with
> a toothbrush and it returned. Still nowhere else in the tank. This leads
> me to believe that there is something about potassium that BBA likes
> since the probe contains KCl as far as I know.
> Anyone else have any theories or observations?
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