[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[APD] Fw: good algae control
>From: David H Soh <dsoh at iastate_edu>
>Sent: Dec 19, 2005 10:10 AM
>To: aquatic-plants-owner at actwin_com
>Subject: good algae control
>Just want to let you know that I have found a good algae control method
>without much effort. Believe me, I have tried almost everything including
>chemicals, bleach, algae eating shrimps, etc,etc and almost to the point of
>pulling my hair.
>Just by accident, I put in about 60 or more Rosy Barbs ( ffsprings from
>two adult pairs over the Summer in an outdoor tub), because I have nowhere
>to put them during the winter. And in about a week, they took care of all
>my thread and brush algae !!. After 2 months, it is still algae free. And I
>put my fish on a minimum diet of fish flakes.
>90 gallons, using well water, CO2 injection to control pH at 7.0.
>Temperature at 68F. Lighting from Coralife Aqualight with 260 watts 6700K
>CFs on for 8 hrs/ day. Using 50/50 mix of Flourite and sand. I do 50% water
>on average of every two to three weeks. Rarely use any fertilizers,
>sparingly if I do. The fish do feed minimally on some of the tender plants,
>but this is a very small price to pay.Hope it helps those who have algae
Aquatic-Plants mailing list
Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com