Saving plants infested with BBA

Onoma1

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I am suffering with an outbreak of BBA. Tried everything to resolve it and have finally decided to rescape and remove any heavily infected plants. Throwing pots of Buce and crypts seems, however, a waste of money. I thought if trying to grow them emersed to and then replant in a few months. Does anyone else have a suggestion for a way forward?
 

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Don't throw the buce!!! :(:lol:

If you give a bit more info on what you've tried and how long it's been then it'll help with the advice as always mate, you know the drill get pics up ;)
 
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You should be able to cut the crypts right back to just leave the healthy root stock and encourage new growth. Need to get to the bottom of the BBA before you do this though so any new growth does not also become infested.

Have you tried gluteradehyde on the buce?
 

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Thanks for the quick responses. I have tried glute, reducing light, adding floating plants, moving to lean dosing with root tabs, manual removal, increasing the clean up crew, improving flow and glaring at it. Talking to the plants (it worked for Prince Charles) explaining that I was disappointed not angry seemed not to influence the BBA. It may my imagination but the odd plant seemed to wilt. Nothing has worked. The glaring made me feel marginally better.

I thought it may be time for a rescape...
 

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Hi, I can't remember who online did it. One of the Green Aqua or Tropica guys. "PRO TIP"

They have a bucket with a double or triple initial dosage of Seachem Excel i.e. 5ml per 40L x 2 or 3, So for example 1ml+ in 4L of water. Leave for 24hr change to clean water, leave for 24hr and dose again.

II'm trying this now.

EDIT: found it
 

rebel

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I remove the infested plants and paint it with vinegar for a few seconds and then put it back in. Cheaper than Excel.
 

Onoma1

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Thanks for the kind and helpful responses. I did try the Glut approach, however, the plants just died off. @GlenD please let me know how it goes for you. I have been away for a few days so will see how the tank is when I return. I will give the vinegar a go on the crypts and see how they react.

@john dory thank you for the kind offer. If all else fails I will message you. I think I will transfer some of the plants to an internal propogator in the hope that I can save them and add them at a later point.
 

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Some good (fingers crossed) news that I noticed clean new growth on plants infested with BBA. I have cleaned out the infected leaves and will run it for a few more days until it's time for the Christmas rescape. Some of the Buce, alas, could not be saved and has been put into a propagator box to see if I can stimulate emersed growth.
 

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