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Re: algae on plastic plants
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: algae on plastic plants
- From: Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net>
- Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 10:18:27 -0400
- In-reply-to: <200308290932.h7T9WoKr027377@otter.actwin.com>
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> But, there's a dark algae beginning to collect on my plastic
> plants. Would you kind souls offer a suggestion as to what I might do to
> this algae on these "plants". I really don't want to have to pull them out
> scrub them. Tanks a lot! Fran
> Growing old is inevitable; growing UP is optional.
I have never had good luck growing plastic plants no matter what fertilizers
I used. So I went to live.
Blacking out the tanks for a few days should do the trick, you can take the
blanket/trash bag whatever you use to cover it at night to look at the
fish/feed etc and do this for a week or so. Copper sulfate works well, some
fish are sensitive to copper but even at low dosages(Perhaps silver
dollars/catfish) certainly, it should kill off most algae.