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Old 02-14-2004, 09:31 PM   #1
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Cure for Black Brush Algae (a red algae)

I was told by one of this forum's experts that I could get rid of BBA (Black Brush Algae) by getting my CO2 levels up to 30ppm and keeping it there. Well, if I'm lucky I can sometimes get to 20ppm but more often my tank is barely at 10 to 15 ppm CO2 with my current setup (a mini vortex reactor for my 26 gallon tank).

Well, a few days ago I had some BBA on a piece of bogwood that was probably 3/8 inch tall and thick and covering alot of the top of the wood. Now that I have figured out how to keep my water at 6.9 to 7 pH and the CO2 around 15ppm it has all but disappeared. And my Alternanthera Reineckii is really starting to take off. So this nasty algae can be defeated. It does not like soft water and CO2!
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