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Hardest Algae to get rid of?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by John N., Dec 19, 2009.

  1. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    All you aquascapers and planted aquarists, we don't talk about algae enough!

    What's the hardest algae to get rid of or are unfortunately dealing with now?

    -John N.
     
  2. John N.

    John N. Administrator Staff Member

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    For me it was clado / blue-green algae until I realized I can kill it fairly easily with anti-bacteria medicines.
     
  3. blue whale

    blue whale Aspiring Aquascaper

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    in my opinion it has to be BBA..had a dreadful time with it.
     
  4. Jurijs mit JS

    Jurijs mit JS Admin Staff Member

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    what is algae, never heard about them. 8)

    In my opinion BBA as it takes longer to get rid of it
     
  5. vijaykgoa

    vijaykgoa New Member

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    Yes, BBA is the toughest. Even H2O2 spot treatment does not kill it completely. I used to spend hours using a tweezer to "pluck" each tuft from my hardscape. But CO2 around 30 ppm helped to contain the plague.
     
  6. Raven

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    I have to agree that BBA is very tough to get rid of, but also don't underestimate the green thread algae. Especially in new tanks it can be a nightmare.
     
  7. paludarium

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    BBA can be killed either by stable CO2 supply with a pH controller system or by glutaraldehyde. Recently Taiwanese aquarists found that the silver flying fox(Crossocheilus reticulatus) is the best critter to graze BBA.

    Regards,
    Erich
     
  8. Anupam

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    Cladophora. Excel works but a little bit remains somewhere in the tank to make a comeback. The problem is that unlike most other algae - the optimum conditions for cladophora is the same as that for plants.
     
  9. Carolina

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    For me dosing with KNO3 keeps in check. Possibly because my water is very soft and very alkaline with an excess of phosphates.
     

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