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  1. Mr P

    BBA driving me nuts.

    well its a few days on,i have changed back to a swan neck instead of the spraybar to reduce flow abit,i took the reflectors off to reduce lighting.the BBA is disappearing now, i have been spot dosing liquid carbon as well.i thought my regulator was broken but i think the safety valve dumped all...
  2. Mr P

    BBA driving me nuts.

    i am using a U401 regulator,it is under warranty so iwill have to sort this out now.my 2 foot tank is also using pressurised co2,i have very few fish in this tank and am running the co2 at a higher level, so far (touch wood) i have not had a problem with BBA just a bit of brown dusty algae which...
  3. Mr P

    BBA driving me nuts.

    i have been dosing liquid carbon daily to try and get rid of the algae,i think that i may have found part of the problem ,my JBL regulator is leaking gas badly.not happy as it is only 4months old, it is not leaking at the bottle but from around one of the gauges.i have been struggling to get a...
  4. Mr P

    BBA driving me nuts.

    thanks dolly sprint.i do have quite a flow across the tank bottom,which is where most of the BBA is.without the powerhead on there is a gentle movement to the plants.in my 2ft tank i took out the powerhead a few days ago,the plants are pearling and appear to have started to grow a bit quicker...
  5. Mr P

    BBA driving me nuts.

    thanks ceejay and victor,i have turned the power head off for the time being,the BBA gets very thick at the bottom of the tank where there is strong flow,i think my failure before with harder to keep plants was that i did not get enough gas and ferts in the tank, this timei think i have had too...
  6. Mr P

    BBA driving me nuts.

    thanks for your help chaps,i am using a JBL regulator with its own needle valve.should i keep the same amount of ferts going in?i do have a lot of crypts,i also have a carpet of sagittaria teres.which is doing fine and a couple of swords ,i have a lot of fish in the tank so would this make a...
  7. Mr P

    BBA driving me nuts.

    hello.my tank stats are 175litres.filter.1100litre per hour.koralia 1600.spray bar full lenth of tank.co2 drop checker is light green.2x 24watt T5 lights 6hours on..eco complete substrate . i only recently had to replant my tank due to BBA.i noticed today that it is already starting to...
  8. Mr P

    please help

    i have been on the planted tank site and low co2 does seem like it could be the problem,thanks again.
  9. Mr P

    please help

    the bubbles get around all the tank,all the plants are moving in the flow even on the bottom of the tank,i will start increasing the co2 over the following days,thanks for the link i will have a look on there, i have black widow tetras,red phantom tetras,otosand a couple of red gouramis.the...
  10. Mr P

    please help

    i am worried about gassing my fish,how do i know when i am a resonable level?,when i mentioned the easycarbo what i meant was that i turned the filter and powerhead off when i applied the easycarbo.there is a strong flow across the bottom of the tank,the algae is like green cottonwool,does this...
  11. Mr P

    please help

    i have a 175 litre tank,i am using james c fert recipe and dosing guide lines.i have 2x 24w t5.the filter is a efx300 rated at 1100litres hourand a koraliapowerhead at 1600litres hour,the plants are doing great apart fromanything close to the substrate,i was doing ok with H.C.but it has been...
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