Black Beard Algae

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    Hello pretty sure I'm dealing with black beard algae. Any suggestions how to get rid of it? Thanks in advance
     
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    You could turn off the lights for a few days. How many hours of light to you give the tank? They also tend to grow in the absence of CO2, so its recommended to add liquid CO2 like easycarbo in my case. My amano shrimp ate the bba in my first tank. Do you have any plants? Do you dose the tank with any ferts or anything?
     
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    Thanks for the reply. The lights are on a little over 8 hours a day. I have no plants other than artificial so no I'm not dosing with anything
     
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    Then just leave the lights off for a couple days. You could even put a blanket over the tank to ensure no light gets in and the algae starves. Or if you don't mind buying something that you don't necessarily need as you don't have plants, you could get easycarbo or seachem excel to kill it. First method is easy and doesn't cost money.
     
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    If the BBA is on fake plants remove them and run them under hot hot water or leave them in a bucket of hot water and you could always pour in some hydrogen peroxide and that should make it fizzle away literally
     
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    Aqua Pics No More BBA is not available in the US
     
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