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RE: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1643

>Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 10:42:22 +0800
>From: "Jon Hammond" <mrbishi at iinet_net.au>
>Subject: Geenwater rearing its ugly head

>This topic as with all other algae has been discussed a billion times on
>APD and I have read through previous posts in the archives so please dont
>kill me for asking a few things again :)
>2. Some sort of chemical treatment be it a flocculant and then run through
>cannister with filter wool ?  Someone also mentioned to me at an aquarium
>shop to use barley straw extract ?  I have tried the flocculant method in
>the past in combination with filtration and large water changes but the
>greenwater did reappear.
>Please help :)
>in sunny hot Perth, Western Australia

Jon I have used the Barley straw in several ponds and it does great for
clearing up green water.  THe only problem I have seen is it falls apart and
then you have to chase it all over the tank to clean it up.  So that is my
best suggestion.

Matt W.