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[APD] thread algae

Collect it and send it to me Jared.  I have so many baby amano shrimp I can't 
keep algae around to feed them.  They wiped it all out.  Now they eat 
cucumber, algae disks, shrimp pellets, aponogeton plant leaves, anacharis.

Message: 8
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 01:05:25 -0800
From: "Jared Morris" <jmorris at infostations_com>
Subject: [APD] thread algae...
To: "aquatic plants digest" <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

I have a thread algae problem, and all I've found that will eat it are scats 
(livebearers pick at it, but don't clean it up like the scat, and my siamensis, 
which have decimated my hair algae don't even notice it).  I don't want to 
subject a scat to permanent residence in freshwater, not to mention I really 
don't want one in my tank.

Will any of the Caridina or Necaridena spp. shrimp eat thread algae?  I'm 
picking up some Amanos tomorrow, and will latter be adding more of different 

How about a bleach dip?  I'm moving some of the plants and some of the rock into 
the new permanent 37gal from a 20gal holding tank (where the algae problem is) 
soon, and wonder if a simple dip would help.  The things that would be dipped 
would be one piece of lacerock covered in Javafern (and thread algae), a dwarf 
Lilly bulb with a couple leaves (and plenty of algae), and some Rotala indica 
also.  I a 1 cup bleach to 5 gallons water mix, soak for about 1-2 minutes, 
rinse well, dip in second bucket with dechlor solution in it, then into the new 
clean tank they go... right?

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