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Old 10-08-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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What's killing my plants?

Plants were doing great a week or so ago. It was time to fertilize them, so I put a small amount of aquarium root fertilizer tabs under the sand in the tank, and now this has developed:



What is this that is growing on the leaves, and how do I get rid of it?


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Old 10-08-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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Someone else will probably chip in, but I think it like algae? Possibly, maybe?

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Old 10-08-2011, 06:10 PM   #3
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It would help to know your setup, lighting, tank size, ferts, co2, etc.

That looks like hair algae maybe.
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Looks like the beginning of black brush algae
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Don't know it looks like BBA or not, but it's definitely some sort of hair algae. Probably caused by excess nutrients in the water.

You can try:
Dosing small amounts during the week rather than large amounts at WCs.
Dosing Excel.
Algae creates 75% of the world's oxygen, so really we're all just doing our parts...
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