Algae Management And Algae Myths In The Planted Aquarium

A comprehensive guide to understanding algae and creating an algae free planted aquarium

  1. Vishaquatics

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    Vishaquatics (Koiman) submitted a new resource:

    Algae Management and Algae Myths in the Planted Aquarium - A comprehensive guide to understanding algae and creating an algae free planted aquarium

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    Totally agree and in particular the section on BBA. I never encountered it in any of my tanks over a 50 year period until I rescued the 300 ltr tall from a friend who had let it turn into a sewerage works. I cleaned every surface substrate and threw the filters away as they were too far gone but within 6 weeks of the tank being cycled and stocked I was faced with a major BBA outbreak. I used a product called" no more black beard" which absolutely nuked it with no ill effects on plants or fish. The new canister filter is fitted with UV. Since doing the 2 week treatment some months ago I have not seen any sign of it and the plants are looking great. Thanks for posting a valuable resource!

    The tank as it is now.
     

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    Vishaquatics (Koiman).
    Very comprensible (and long) post.
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