Discussion in 'Plant Problems' started by JM Gravenor, Aug 21, 2016.
They can grow up to 15 cm.
Thanks for that info Deadpool. Thats explains a few things......
gwshorten, click on your forum name to the left of any posts that you make and then your personal page appears. Then click on your name to open your personal page and scroll down to locality and then add you locality.
I regularly check on that link if someone asks a question and then I can get an idea of the type of water that they have.
One of the problems of relatively soft water is this BBA, this contributes to the problem. So you can consider increasing the general hardness and the carbonate hardness and then this problem will get better. However, that has another implication. If your carbonate hardness goes up you will have less free CO2 in your tank. Also many softwater fishes cannot cope with harder water.
Furthermore, incorrect lighting also stimulates BBA. If you have lights that have a 550 nm spike in their spectrum this is a strong stimulant. Many lights have this 550 spike because it is a nice warm friendly light, but it does not stimulate normal plant growth (for plant growth you need a 400 nm and 700 nm spike) but is a great kick for BBA. So look at your lights as well.
In an earlier life, I kept Harlequin Rasboras and Neon Tetras in water with a GH of 20° (straight from the 'Rein' river)
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