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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:25 pm Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

 saimese  algae  eaters  eat  most  types  of  algae,  they  are  the  best  in  buisness  to  remove  bba,regular  water  changes  ,  balanced  lighting  and  good  water  current  along  with  efficient  filtration  always  solves  the  problem
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:20 pm Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

                                                   
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Ok,  now  if  I  recall  I  see  the  following  things  as  causative  agents  in  not  controlling  the  BBA.
 
 1.  Never  did  a  continuous  weekly  water  change.  Used  to  changed  at  15  days  interval.
 2.  Sort  of  overfeeding  for  the  every  hungry  barbs.
 
 
 CO2  level  was  consistent  with  5  bps.  As  I  use  some  old  stuffs  from  the  same  tank  with  invisible  amount  of  BBA,  I  need  to  stick  on  to  a  strict  practice  to  avoid  further  build  up.                

 
 As  if  now  i  dont  have  any  fishes  in  the  tank.
 
 CO2  is  set  at  a  constant  pressure  of  3  bps.  
 
 And  the  BBA  is  visibly  vanished  from  all  the  plants  but  is  still  visible  on  vallisnaria  spiralis.  I  will  do  a  spot  treatment  of  hydrogen  peroxide  on  the  affected  area  and  will  update  the  result.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:03 am Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

 How  did  you  remove  most  of  the  BBA?  another  suggestion  i  would  like  to  make  a  suggestion  for  plants  being  treated  with  bleach.....to  be  on  the  safer  side  make  the  bleach  solution  strength  1:20  (Bleach:Water),  as  1:10  is  too  strong.  Also  remember  to  thoroughly  rinse  out  the  plant  (as  many  times  as  required)  after  keeping  it  dipped  in  the  solution  for  2-3  mins.  Bleach  is  a  powerful  chemical,  if  traces  of  it  get  back  in  to  the  aquarium  it  could  do  harm...Best  way  to  judge  this  is  after  washing  the  plants  properly  there  should  be  no  smell  of  bleach.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:25 am Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

                                                   
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How  did  you  remove  most  of  the  BBA?  another  suggestion  i  would  like  to  make  a  suggestion  for  plants  being  treated  with  bleach.....to  be  on  the  safer  side  make  the  bleach  solution  strength  1:20  (Bleach:Water),  as  1:10  is  too  strong.  Also  remember  to  thoroughly  rinse  out  the  plant  (as  many  times  as  required)  after  keeping  it  dipped  in  the  solution  for  2-3  mins.  Bleach  is  a  powerful  chemical,  if  traces  of  it  get  back  in  to  the  aquarium  it  could  do  harm...Best  way  to  judge  this  is  after  washing  the  plants  properly  there  should  be  no  smell  of  bleach.                

 
 As  i  said  that  i  rescaped  my  tank  and  decrease  the  quantity  of  dosing  (macro  &  micro)  fertilizer  and  increased  the  co2  from  1bps  to  3bps  most  of  my  BBA  vanished  in  a  period  of  2  weeks
 
 Secondly  i  am  very  bad  at  chemical  and  i  dont  know  that  hydrogen  peroxide  is  a  bleach.  Is  it  so  ??.  but  many  hobbyist   use  it  in  very  little  quantity  directly  to  the  tank   to  avoid  sudden  attack  of  algae.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:55 am Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

 hydrogen  peroxide  in  small  doses,  is  usefull  to  supress  algae  growth
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:10 pm Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

 Hi  Jerin,
 
 Will  Hydrogen  Peroxide  affect  discus  and  other  sensitive  fish  or  plants  for  that  matter?  
 
 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:16 pm Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

 yes  it  does  to  a  small  extent  it  kind  of  de-hydrates  i  dont  know  the  exact  word  to  use.  better  is  to  remove  all  the  fishes  and  try  this,  REMEMBER  VERY  SMALL  DOSE
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:18 pm Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

 discus  as  u  know  are  very  sensitive,  so  remove  fish  ,  use  peroxide  and  do  water  changes  untill  you  are  sure  that  no  traces  of  hydrogen  peroxide  are  left  and  then  add  the  discus......
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:50 pm Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

 @jerin  -  hydrogen  peroxide  comes  in  what  form  ??  I  mean  liquid  or  dry  powder  form  ?......Also  tell  me  the  source  to  buy  .
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 @sawant,  
 it  comes  in  liquid  form,  u'll  get  it  in  medical  stores
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 @jerin  -  thanks  a  lot  for  the  information.  but  the  only  problem  is  the  chemist  in  my  area  don't  know  the  chemical  name.  These  people  want  me  to  tell  them  the  common  name  of  the  chemical.
 for  example  -  i  have  ask  them  for  Epsom  Salt  instead  of  MgSo4.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:11 pm Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

 To  add  more  here  is  the  URL
 
 Hydrogen  peroxide
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:50 pm Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

 Do  not  use  Hydrogen  peroxide  or  any  such  chemical  in  your  tank.  Your  lifestock  will  take  a  hit
 Take  the  plants  out  &  dip  them  in  dilute  solution  of  "Robin  bleach".
 The  solution  can  be  of  1:20  proportion,  rinse  the  plant  thoroughly  and  put  it  back  in  aquarium.
 In  addition  you  will  also  have  to  remove  the  underlying  cause  of  algae  in  your  aquarium.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:51 pm Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

 yes  sawant  hydrogen  peroxide  is  a  type  of  bleaching  agent  though  it  is  not  as  strong  as  regular  bleach.  It  is  normally  used  and  kept  as  a  germicidal  for  cuts  and  wounds  and  mouthwash,  etc.
 This  can  be  found  at  any  medical  store,  although  all  might  not  have  it.  in  my  area  about  half  of  the  medical  stores  stock  it  so  its  not  something  rare,  if  you  try  a  couple  of  shops  you  should  get  it.
 The  scientific  name  is  H2O2  and  medical  stores  usually  stock  local  make/unbranded  hydrogen  peroxide,  but  it  will  do.  Costs  about  Rs.  15-20  per  100ml  bottle  (liquid  form)  with  6%  solution  strength.
 Be  sure  to  dilute  it  before  using  or  as  directed  on  instructions.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:45 am Post subject: Re: how to get rid of BBA Reply with quote

 @  amey
 
 what?  chemists  don't  know  Hydrogen  Peroxide?  thats  weird.  all  the  chemists  in  my  area  have  it.  its  a  very  common  thing.
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