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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #690

Hi Crimson2 at home_com,

If you feel an urge to reply to two different posts from two different
people in just a single post, and you find yourself unable to control
that urge, please have the decency to state the sources of your quotations.

Norrkoping Sweden

Crimson2 at home_com wrote:
> Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 01:05:05 -0800
> From: "Crimson2 at home_com" <crimson2 at home_com>
> Subject: Re: Disinfection/beard alge
> >I wouldn't be a bit surprised to find an algae deluge, unless the SAE's
> keep
> >it under control. I have beard algae in a tank, and the stuff got way out
> of
> >control when I tried adding iron. Nitrate/phosphate levels seem unrelated
> to
> >its growth
> >From what I can tell, this algae requires both iron, high lighting and the
> presence of fish to grow. It virtually disappears if i put it into a tank
> with fish but an incandescent fixture without iron supplementation, or no
> fish with high lighting, but every other nutrient in excess. I had
> incredible amounts that grew because I turned out the light for a week, and
> it overran my driftwood, so I removed my driftwood and stuck it into a
> bucket for a few days in the dark and it's gone.
> >Algae, if kept in check and where you want it, can be very ornamental and
> >contribute to a very natural look.
> Personally I think it looks bad, besides, it competes with plants :) I dont
> think anyone enjoys green spot algae, still trying to remove that from my
> glass, dont know why it keeps comin back.