Seems my 40G tank has a growth of BBA, its found its way over the fake plants, the decorations, on the driftwood, and I see a few very small stragglers near the silicone on in the tank.
I have Flourish Excel from another tank, should I dose the whole tank or spot dose? I figure I'll take out the fake plants and such that have the most on it put them in a bleach/water bucket and kill it that way.
Once that's done I'll 3x dose the whole tank with Excel, if that doesn't work I may try 5x dose but I don't want to suffocate the fish.
I find it odd, this tank isn't planted, and its understocked given its overkill filtration
. I've gotten BBA in planted tanks but this is the first time I have seen it in a non planted one.
Livestock: 1 bosmani, 2 red rainbows, 1 angel, 2 rasboras, one mini SAE
looking thing, some amano and cherry shrimp, and of course a clown pleco.
Filtration: Rena XP3
I have a Marineland double bright LED
light fixture but quite honestly if it's on 3 hours a day that's too much. Weekends it might see 5-6 hours a day.
Does my plan seem ok? I don't want to kill my livestock, but at the same time this BBA is driving me batty. Does blackouts work with BBA? From what I remember its not as susceptible to blackouts as other algae but its been a while since I've dealt with BBA.
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!