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Re: Glossostigma Query (again)
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: Glossostigma Query (again)
- From: "Xisco" <xisco__ at hotmail_com>
- Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 17:35:44 +0200
- References: <200305171114.h4HBEavD032001@otter.actwin.com>
Here is my Glossostigma query:
> My field of glosso. is now planted in my 33 gal. tank under a 175 watt
> halide fixture with DIY CO2. The glosso and the gravel around it is
> by a thin layer of slimy pale green algae. The glosso seems to be growing
> under there, which is good, but how do I rid myself of the algae? I have
> heard of blasting the algae with a turkey baster, but I can't see doing
> without uprooting a lot of the glosso. Any advice?
Where are your Nitrate level, maybe they are too low? Do you have enogh
water circulation on the glosssostigma area?
Blue greens are colonizers, and they work very well on depleted systems, or
where is not water circulation (for the same efects, on stagnant water is
very easy to be nutrient depleted)
> Also, I have 15 redline rasboras. I have noticed that they will eat
> bits of algae that fill the water after I clean the glass. I have stopped
> feeding them in the hope that they will begin eating the algae directly
> the glosso and gravel. Is this likely?
I dont think so, may be your fishes go to "hunt" the bits believing are