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Re:Get yer Cladophora balls
In a message dated 6/13/01 3:08:47 PM Central Daylight Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 12:12:16 -0700
From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
Subject: Get yer Cladophora balls
If anyone is interested in a Cladophora ball I do have extras. Come to the
TN AGA meeting if your interested in obtaining one:) Never know...you might
find some other plants too.
Since we are on the subject of "attractive" algae, I have an algae in one of
my tanks that grows on a piece of root wood. It grows in tufts that are
firmly attached, very slowly, and has a dark forest green color. It gets
4-5cm tall, and the attached portion is about 1cm in diameter. I made some
attempts early on to get rid of this stuff, and then just decided I kinda
like the look of it. It stays pretty much just on that peice of wood, and
occasionally a little will attach to a piece of gravel, which I just suck out
at water change. It has never spread to any of my other tanks. Recently, I
added ghost shrimp to this tank, and they eat this stuff down to a 3-4mm tall
matt, but will not finish it off. It looks much less impressive this way.
Tom, could you tell me what the name of this algae is, given my likely inept
description? BTW, I am definitely interested in obtaining a cladophora ball,
and will be there in Tn.
Thanks for the help,
Tim, in soggy SE Texas.