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Old 10-06-2015, 07:09 PM   #1
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This white stuff (some type of algae???) is all over my plants. What is it ? And how do I get rid of it?
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Looks like BBA.
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Thanks. After a little research that looks very similar....

Any suggestions on how to deal with it?
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If you have no inverts you can try a hydrogen peroxide spot the treatment.

Manual removal as well.


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I have ghost shrimp

I will try to manually remove...
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:20 PM   #6
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I have ghost shrimp

I will try to manually remove...

I've heard of people using Flourish Excel to treat as well. Which is invert safe. I haven't tried this so I can't verify.


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If you have no inverts you can try a hydrogen peroxide spot the treatment.

Manual removal as well.


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Peroxide is bad for inverts??? I thought it was ok as long as you didn't spray it on them or near them.

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Peroxide is bad for inverts??? I thought it was ok as long as you didn't spray it on them or near them.

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I've heard it can affect them so I play it safe and just say if you have them don't use it.


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Maybe thats what happened to my other amano shrimp. I do have 1 amano, 2 assassins, and MTS in my 29 with multiple peroxide treatments though. Weird

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You can dip the plants if you don't want the peroxide in tank.
I keep filters running when I use h2o2(many turn them off,which I don't recommend personally).
Here's a link;
Hydrogen peroxide - The Free Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium Encyclopedia Anyone Can Edit - The Aquarium Wiki

1-2 ml per gallon is pretty safe.

Another thread from here;
Hydrogen Peroxide and Its Utility

I'm not really a plant guy(all for fish) ,but IMO the val? may not like the h202 and melt???
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