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Staghorn Algae

Connelley Barton wrote:

> I'd like to know if there is any control(other than hand-picking) for
> this form of algae.  It is grayish-white, branched strands(2-4") firmly
> attached by holdfasts to leaf edges, driftwood, and filter intakes and
> powerhead.

I had a lot of this type of algae earlier this year, though mine wasn't
quite the same size as yours (considerably smaller, rarely over 1-1/2").  I
picked it off for what seemed like weeks and worked on my nutrient balance.
It eventually stopped returning (though I found a single piece yesterday
after adding too much phosphate).

michael rubin
michael at rubinworld_com