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Re: Bad BBA forever

Kekilat writes:

> BBA is still 'under controlled' in my tank. What confused me is the fact
>  that nitrate and phosphate are both nil as indicated by my Tetra test
>  kits.
>  I have been doing some 25%-30% water changes TWICE a week for the last 5
>  weeks. CO2 and lighting have been increased. However iron is at 0.02ppm.
>  BBA can be found at both strong lighting areas and in shades. I am
>  planning to use activated carbon just in case my test kits didn't do the
>  job *rite*. But wouldn't this strip off the iron as well?

Stripping off iron may be a good thing.  I can't say this for fact, but I've
heard that high iron may be a contributing factor in some BBAs.

Bob Dixon