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Re: [APD] BBA outbreak

On Fri, 19 May 2006 19:03:54 -0700, Vaughn Hopkins
<hoppycalif at yahoo_com> wrote:

>All algae loves CO2, and NO3 and PO4, and good fluorescent bulb with 
>good reflector light.  Yet, for reasons that aren't that clear to me, 
>sometimes adding what they like gets rid of them. 

Could it be that when you supplied the other plants
those nutrients, they pulled out all of the goodies
that the algae would have used and starved the algae?

Some in our aquatic plant club in SW Ohio claim that if
you have a lot of healthy plants in the aquarium, algae
won't do very well.

Since we just started with natural plants recently in
an old 100 gallon and a small 5 gallon and just started
(this week) planting a 55 gallon (all low-light,
low-tech setups), I'm hoping this will be true once the
plants all take off and fill the aquarium.

I would like to know if those of you that do have
aquariums filled with plants if you have any major
problems with algae of if this might be true. I realize
that many of you are using lots of light and CO2 and
that your experiences might not be the same. Since
there is a lot less information on low-tech, low-light
planted aquariums, I may have to find out by my own

Right now the only one that is fully planted is the 5
gallon and it has a small mount of algae but that algae
isn't growing now that the tank is full of plants. 

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
   -Albert Einstein

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