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Old 06-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Id this algea

This algea is growing on my java fern leaves and my java moss does anyone have any ideas what it might be?
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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Looks like BBA to me.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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Ok well like I don't mind it to much being on my java fern leaves I just don't like it being on my java moss
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:31 PM   #4
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You can spot treat it with 3ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide per 10 gallons, but I'm not sure how it will affect the moss. You can ask rivercats, she'll know. You need to address the root cause which could be many things.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:40 PM   #5
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Yep it BBA. Spot treating with H2O2 is fine on moss but you have to turn your lights and filters off for 20 minutes during treatment.

How long are you running your lights daily? Are you using any ferts? What about CO2 or liquid carbon? Spot treating will work but if you don't fix the problem it will just come back.
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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I don't really have set time for how long I keep the lights on and I'm not doing any ferts or anything special...it probably is my lighting though because I think I probably leave them on for to long
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Put them on a timer and you will know exactly how long they run daily.
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