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Re: [APD] RE: algae indicators -- or - Knowing what it is isn'tvsknow what it is
<Disclaimer>: I am a layman. I have no formal
education in botany or aquatic botany. </disclaimer>
When it comes to alleopathy I keep seeing people
referencing the chemicals being in the water column.
Is it possible that these chemicals reside on the
leave surface as an oil or thin viscous liquid?
Similar to the wax on their terrestrial counterparts.
Just thought I would throw that out there.
--- "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com> wrote:
> All I'm saying is that lack of other explanations
> make alleopathy the correct one.
> Has anyone found any alleopathic chems in correlatin
> the purported effects in aqauria?
> As for water changes, you can change as often as you
> and dose the chems back and the plants flourish and
> algae doesn't.
> --- Jim Seidman <js5 at seidman_net> wrote:
> > I'm not sure what empirical data you're referring
> > Even with 50% weekly
> > water changes, you'll still always have between
> one and
> > two weeks' worth of
> > allelopathic chemical production in your tank.
> > Certainly allelopathy is the only explanation I've
> > so far that makes
> > sense (to me) as to why healthy plant growth
> > algae. That was
> > the point of my original message. I simply don't
> > understand how competition
> > applies when there are no scarce resources that
> > competition.
> > I'd really like to hear an explanation of how
> algae in a
> > eutrophic
> > environment could be inhibited by other plants
> > nutrients. If
> > someone could address that specific question, I
> > well agree that it's
> > a better explanation than allelopathy.
> > - Jim Seidman
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