Wes L. Posted January 18 Share Posted January 18 Has anyone ever had an issue with adding Mopani wood to a tank and then have BBA sprout? I've seen some old posts on here where people were struggling with BBA and a few mentioned that they had Mopani wood in the tank. My tank has been pretty algae free for the past 4 years. A couple months ago I started replacing the driftwood and spider wood with Mopani because the old wood was literally disintegrating. And a couple months ago I started having my first ever issue with BBA. The more Mopani I've been adding, the more BBA. My nitrates have been oddly high, which I'm suspecting is great food for BBA, but of course the million dollar question is why is the nitrate level always high? My tank is 55 gallons and is sparsely stocked. I started doing a 50% water change twice a week...and still my nitrate levels get high very quickly. Then it just clicked today. All the BBA issues started when I added the Mopani. I'm wondering if Mopani decomposes faster than other woods and is causing the nitrate levels to remain high? There is a lot of Mopani currently in my tank and I was planning on adding more, but I hit the brakes until I can figure this out. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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