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Beard Algae & Bleach

Tom Herbruck wrote:

> I am thinking about using bleach to eliminate remnants of beard algae left
> in my tank.  The bleaching plan I have is as follows: use a somewhat
> strong batch on all
> the driftwood (perhaps 1 beach to 4 water, and some elbow grease), and use
> a
> mild batch (1:19) for 60 seconds on my Anubias only.
> Does anybody know a better way to eliminate this pest?
You can eliminate the bleach altogether by pouring boiling water over the
driftwood.  The algae dies quickly (dispite not changing appearance), and
can then be easily remoived manually.

Michael Rubin
michael at rubinworld_com