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Is this BBA?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Rodney, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Rodney

    Rodney New Member

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    I went on vacation for five days and payed a teenage neighbor to take care of my tanks.

    In my older, very stable tank:
    3 dead Het Rasbora
    1 dead Oto
    Lost some CRS

    AND THIS in my new tank:

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    Anyone have any clue what this is? It is all over my tank. :(

    Specs:
    2 x 22in. T5HO 6500k
    7 times/hour water turnover
    DIY CO2
    20 gal.
    40gal. rated powerhead

    Glosso
    Rot. Nanjenshen
    Marsilea
    Vareigated baby tears

    Thanks!
     
  2. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    its a fungus, does the wood new? Otos, yamato shrimps, SAE normally will eat it.
     
  3. Rodney

    Rodney New Member

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    Yes, the wood is Red Onion Root. Is there any way to combat it besides animals? Will it hurt the plants it has spread to?

    Thanks so much for help IDing it!
     
  4. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    Normally you should boiled the wood before you put it in but since it is already in, you can either use animal to help you or manually scrap it using tooth brush
     
  5. tenshu

    tenshu New Member

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    This shouldn't harm anything in your tank.
    Otos & shrimp will eat it quickly.
     
  6. Flo

    Flo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    hey,

    don t care about the fungus. normaly it disapears after some weeks from itself. Its harmless. next time boil the wood before using it the first time like shadow said.
     
  7. Lafataa

    Lafataa New Member

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    I guess if you don't want to wait, scrub it with a toothbrush and suck it out with a syphon at the same time? Will soft-wood leech any junk into the tank at all if he were to boil it?

    Since you asked, this is what BBA looks like:

    James' Planted Tank - Algae Guide
     

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