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Old 05-05-2010, 11:50 PM   #11 
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Uh-oh! Nikita, do a Google search..."Black beard algae".
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:54 PM   #12 
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Location: Canada, eh?
Isn't that stuff almost impossible to get rid of...?
And apparently Siamese Algae Eaters are the only fish that eat the stuff!
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:02 AM   #13 
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Uh-oh! Nikita, do a Google search..."Black beard algae".
Hey now... You may have just inadvertently diagnosed my tank with BBA which I've been (unknowingly) monitoring for some time now as it's grown on my sword leaves. More startling than that, however, is the surprised tone in your post, and the use of that expression isn't assuaging any fears you've now instilled!

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE. WHAT DO I DO.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:12 AM   #14 
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crap what am i going to do!!! i just got kiki and WAS going to put her in there in a week, the only other thing i can put him in is another too tiny bowl.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:13 AM   #15 
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It is just a HUGE pain in butt to get rid of! If you have it, it means you have too many nutrients going on in the water. In my experience, the only way to really get rid of it is to literally scrape it off of everything. To prevent it coming back, you need to increase your water change schedule and possibly get some quick-growing plants that can outcompete it for those nutrients.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:15 AM   #16 
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Stop the press. False alarm.

Upon further examination of my sword leaves and Google, I've come to the conclusion that I, in fact, do not have BBA. Big Nikita, I hope you find the same to be true.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:16 AM   #17 
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http://www.aquariumpros.com/articles/algae.shtml is this alright? is this what is in my tank?
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:21 AM   #18 
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So Kittles, what DO you have?

Nikita, you tell us. Does the descrriptions match your algae? We don't see it, so we can't say much.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:23 AM   #19 
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oh i do have unglazed pots in my tank is that part of the problem?
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:25 AM   #20 
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sorry i can't get too my home till tomorrow afternoon, i can have pictures then i think it might be the cynobacteria stuff but i'm not sure.
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