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Thanks, Paul. I found the article on the krib just this afternoon,
actually. It is very clear and encouraging.
Since this requires what amounts to dismantling the tank, it will have
to wait until I move the tank and have to dismantle it anyway. In the
meantime, I will hope this is just a new tank settling in and keep
picking off the offending leaves.
in the SF Bay Area, where after three years, the weather is clear, warm,
still and in all ways perfect for a few minuets
> From: krombhol at teclink_net (Paul Krombholz)
> Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #314
> Troi wrote:
> >Tell me about the bleach treatment. Any ideas on the "Rhizoclonium?",
> >besides the FFF?
> Plants are treated with 5% liquid bleach, 19 parts water plus 1 part liquid
> bleach. Delicate, thin-stemmed plants get 2 minutes, most other plants, 3
> minutes, thick stemmed plants, such as Crypts, swords, Anubias, Aponogeton,
> get 4 minutes. The plants are immersed in the solution and agitated
> continuously. After rinsing, the plants should be immediately planted in a
> tank free of hair algae. Since the treatment damages the plants, they
> should be given good growing conditions so that they can recover. It makes
> no sense to put them back in a tank that still contains hair algae. Tanks,
> gravel, etc. should also be sterilized. Java moss survives 2 minutes,
> which should be long enough to kill the Rhizoclonium, or whatever it is.
> I have an article about the treatment in The Aquatic Gardener, Vol. 4,
> number 5, but, since there seems to be a lot of interest in the bleach
> treatment recently, as well as some misunderstandings, I am in the process
> of producing another article for TAG titled, The Bleach Treatment,
> Revisited. You can read some discussion about the treatment on the Krib at
> Paul Krombholz, in dry central Mississippi, where we got about a quarter of
> an inch of rain last night.