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Old 08-05-2018, 06:54 PM   #1
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BBA?

My 40g planted tank smells like wet dirt, if that means anything to anyone and I believe this BBA is growing everywhere.

Just wanted to make sure it was because it does look a little longer and the smell.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:10 PM   #2
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I spy bba and cyano on the substrate. Tell us all about the tank. Everything. More details, better we can help
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:47 PM   #3
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I spy bba and cyano on the substrate. Tell us all about the tank. Everything. More details, better we can help


40g
Lights 350 lm x3, currently saving up for better lights. (See link at bottom) on from 8am until 6 pm but the tank is in a light room most the time
Substrate - Fluval Spectrum
Temp ~72
Fluval 350 Filter with no carbon, just media and purigen
Weekly dose of ThriveS
No added CO2 at this time, once I get a better light system I will get a Co2 system


NilocG Aquatics Aquarium Fertilizer Shrimp Specific | ThriveS All In One Liquid Fertilizer (500ml) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XK816RT..._hQ5zBbD404244


LE GU10 LED Bulbs, 50W Halogen Bulbs Equivalent, 3W, 350lm, Non-Dimmable, 120į Beam Angle, MR16, LED Light Bulbs, Pack of 6 Units (Warm White) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EWBZLBK..._NK5zBb953E544
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You have 6 of those lights?
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No no, I have 3 of them in use
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:49 PM   #6
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Lot of light if I'm understanding these rigs correctly.
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Sorry it took so long but I wanted to get a picture of the tank so you could see. The 3 lights are spread across the top, do you think I should remove the middle light then?Click image for larger version

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Sorry it took so long but I wanted to get a picture of the tank so you could see. The 3 lights are spread across the top, do you think I should remove the middle light then?Attachment 309987

your tank has turned out wonderfully. im thinking its the lights you have. those are warm white lights with a kelvin rating of 2700. those arent really any good for plants. they will grow them but not as well as if they were 6500k. im thinking those lights are doing better for the algae and not so for the plants. also thinking you arent getting enough circulation with the way you have your filter setup. i could be wrong and hopefully others will correct me if i am.
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I have been saving to get new lights, the set up right now only works for GU10 bulbs so itís hard to get 6500. Also on the far left top corner is a tiny black pump to help move the water. The main issue is how much algae is growing and the dam plants in the front were supposed to stay low lol.

Ps thank you for the complement! I have put much love into it!
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I have been saving to get new lights, the set up right now only works for GU10 bulbs so itís hard to get 6500. Also on the far left top corner is a tiny black pump to help move the water. The main issue is how much algae is growing and the dam plants in the front were supposed to stay low lol.

Ps thank you for the complement! I have put much love into it!

nah not at all hard to find https://www.amazon.com/SODIAL-GU10-4...rds=gu10+6500k


i did see the little pump in the corner. i used one just like that and i hated it. mainly because there isnt a way to make a prefilter for it and my snails would get in it and jam it. also the suction cups on mine were terrible. i would come in everyday to find it just flopping around in the corner of the tank.
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