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Is this staghorn or bba ?

Deano3

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Hi everyone i have quite a bad outbreak in my tank of staghorn or bba i think majority is staghorn and maybe some bba but whats your opinions ?

Its mostly on the rear left of tank for some reason and on the anubias and buce and some on the 53b and limnophila hippuridoides i have my drop checker lime green all photoperiod at uncountable rate and dosing 20ml of EI AIO fert mix as below.

0.2g absorbic acid
0.2g pottasium sorbate
6g trace elements
15g kno3
9g kh2po4
40g k2so4
120g mgs04

I dont want to remove leaves as will take so long to grow back as doesnt seem bad enough i lost a fish a while ago and was hoping was maybe amonia spike from that i also think i need a larger clean up crew think maybe another 10 amanos and 6 ottos as only have 4 and thinking maybe some nerites aswel.

Currently doing water change then another 4 days later and 4 days afyer that etc but threw in a extra one this week.

Any advice appreciated
Dean
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Nico Felici

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They look like staghorn to me. Like I said in an other post last week, I find them to be very common within the first 2/3 months but really they tend to disappear on their own right after. My current scape is one and a half months old now, no sign of algae whatsoever and I really am expecting some staghorn to appear any week now - kind of a ritual passage if you know what I mean.
P.S Most plants seem fine but I'd probably consider removing a couple of leaves from the buce if it gets worse than that
 
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