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[APD] RE: Why doesn't algae grow?

> From: Liz Wilhite <satirica at gmail_com>
> Subject: [APD] why doesn't algae grow?
> To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

> Last night I got hit with a question I couldn't answer: why doesn't algae 
> grow in my tanks. I had a brief problem with algae -- some hair and BBA. 
> Hair algae cleared up when I dosed more and BBA was suddenly not in the
> one day about a month after increasing the CO2 content slightly. It
> come back. I credit Tom Barr with both the plant growth and lack of algae.
>  What made the question tough to answer is that the answer to the
> is clearly not "good plant growth". Yes, there is good plant growth, but 
> given that there are sufficient nutrients, light, CO2, etc. then why is 
> there also nice algae growth? What is it that is stopping the algae from 
> growing? Is allelopathy at work? Or is there something about the
> that give rise to good plant growth that make for a hostile environment
> algae? And if so, what doesn't the algae like?
> -- 
> Liz

Because you are being mean to the algae and doesn't like you.

Tom Barr

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