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re: Hair Algae
UV sterilizer effect nutrients in the tank. If your tank is running well
now, other than the algae, turning off the sterilizer may solve your
problem. You could then use the sterilizer only intermittently, or only
when there is a problem.
If you have not read the information on PMDD on the Krib,
http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Fertilizer/, I recommend that you do. There
is some discussion regarding reducing phosphates and the effects of a UV
sterilizer on nutrients.
> Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 13:55:36 -0400
> From: Stephen Levinson <slevinson at highground_com>
> Subject: Hair Algae
> I have a very healthy tank since I set up a UV Sterilizer... But now I
> a growth of black-hair-looking algae on the leaves of some plants...
> I've seen some posts that indicate that high phosphate levels can be a
> contributing factor.