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RE: BBA all over...HELP !!
>> Might I suggest a different solution....
>> 1. Remove as much algae as possible manually.
>> 2. Remove plant parts that are heavily affected
>> 3. Remove and clean top layer of gravel (if affected)
>> 4. Reduce Fertilizing
This seems to be the norm from ppl on this list :) cept I would go abit
further and state clean ALL the substrate especially if you have
something that burrows in the substrate as the smaller stuff will filter
to the bottom and cause a bigh headache later.
>> 5. Add Azolla carolinia, this floating plant will shade your tank,
and totally strip the water
>> of nutrients.
Azolla Carolinia strips the water of nutrients? Uhm, correct me if i'm
wrong but doesn't all plants do that? I have no exposure to this
species and havn't heard anything like this before.
>> 6. Weekly 50% waterchanges if you have nutrient-poor tapwater,
otherwise as usual
>> 7. Keep this going until algae turns white and dies
Sounds like good prevention for nitrates and phosphates :)
>> I used this method in my tank - and all algae except a few are now
>> Some old leaves on Hygrophila angusti.... turned yellow and fell off,
>> but it was worth it :)
hehe taking a wild stab here I would guess it turned yellow from lack of
nutrients (namely iron)
As has been stated before get control over the tank and there will be
few problems :)