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post #11 of 16 Old 10-22-2013, 08:33 PM
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Everything I have read about bba its generally from to much lighting for the amount of Co2 lvls in the tank or fluctuations in Co2 lvls in certain tanks. Adjusting light intensity or duration had always worked for me in the past.

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post #12 of 16 Old 10-22-2013, 10:18 PM
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Everything I have read about bba its generally from to much lighting for the amount of Co2 lvls in the tank or fluctuations in Co2 lvls in certain tanks. Adjusting light intensity or duration had always worked for me in the past.
Yes, The lighting if enough of it is supplied is what makes your plants absorb the Co2.. be it naturally or by supplement. As long as you are stocked enough to supply Co2 then the supplements aren't fully needed. Yes they do help your plants but when too many nutrients are available or excess Co2 from dosing when you already have enough stock to create it ..well then there will be issues. Better light(but not too much) increases the absorption of Co2 so that would always be the 1st thing to look at.
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post #13 of 16 Old 10-23-2013, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
the algae is mostly attached to my anubis and the tops of my jungle val. it isnt affecting my cyrps at all. my jungle val looks pretty raggedy. ill trim off the tops where most of the algae is and the yellowing. is there really a huge diff between the normal bulbs i use now ( just reg ol 6500k tubes from the depot) and the zoo med ones here? Fluorescent Aquarium Lighting: Zoo Med Ultra Sun Trichromatic Fluorescent Bulbs are these bulbs going to need to be replaced every 6 months as well?
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post #14 of 16 Old 10-23-2013, 12:20 PM
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the algae is mostly attached to my anubis and the tops of my jungle val. it isnt affecting my cyrps at all. my jungle val looks pretty raggedy. ill trim off the tops where most of the algae is and the yellowing. is there really a huge diff between the normal bulbs i use now ( just reg ol 6500k tubes from the depot) and the zoo med ones here? Fluorescent Aquarium Lighting: Zoo Med Ultra Sun Trichromatic Fluorescent Bulbs are these bulbs going to need to be replaced every 6 months as well?
asside from my post in the other thread.. Yes every 6 months for t8 bulbs if you're wanting the full UV benefit from them.
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i want the best for my plants/fish that i can provide! gotta try it
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post #16 of 16 Old 11-08-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
after 2 weeks of having the zoo med ultra sun light bulbs i saw no change in the bba. so! i thought id try some bottle co2. well some interesting results ha. plant growth is up thats for sure in both tanks. now for the interesting part. the sand tanks bba has gotten worse. the soil tank on the other hand has almost completely disappeared. both are getting the same photo period, ferts, lighting and co2.


sand substrate only.


soil capped with sand.
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