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Re: Green water notes
Sounds like you may have Chlamydomonas. Does that seem right?
I have my own green water fun to deal with. Unfortunately I don't
want it (as opposed to your trying to create it). Mine is more of a
light broth (rather than pea soup) at the moment. When I put my
sample under the scope it looked like 2 species of Desmids (a thin,
needle-like one and a species shaped like a "Z", both were tiny even
under 400x). Desmids are my favorite green algae, but these guys
have worn out their welcome!
For the past 4 months I though I was battling a bacterial bloom from
hell (I borrowed a diatom filter a couple times to keep it under
control). Now that I finally figured out its algae I get to have the
joy of trying to pinpoint the source of the problem (I'm suspicious
the filter may be at least partially to blame).