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Re: Allelopathic chemicals
Although this does not really fall under the category of allelopathic
chemicals, I posted a question/request for anyone with experiance/knowledge
of the use of barley straw to control algae. I know this subject has come up
before but I do not believe it has been explored thorowly enough with regard
to it's application in the freshwater/planted aquarium. I am writing an
article on the subject and would love to hear other's thoughts or opinions on
the efficacy of barley straw and it's use for algae control. Studies have
been conducted with the majority of results being positive with respect to
algalstatic (not algalcidal) use. These tests have been conducted on larger
bodies of water and not small testing subjects (i.e.- aquariums) to the best
of my knowledge. The implementation of a testing model would be very
interesting (I have developed such a model but have not put into action yet).
Perhaps someone here would be interested in helping to conduct such a
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