[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: [APD] Algae - Causes and Solutions
Tom Barr wrote on Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 20:46:40 -0700 (PDT):
"Hair algae: This is more like higher plants. I?ve had an easy time inducing
it by reducing/eliminating dosing in high light, well adapted rich nutrient
tanks. The adaptation of the plants is a large role here, it's much more
along the lines of plant =plant interactions, but poor CO2 does really help
establishment and persistence. There are no less than C, V, O, S, D, R these
are the first letters of the genera, so no less than six and the worse are
the S and C."
I will try and fill in the missing letters. I checked my copy of Standard
Methods and the Algae Key in the back. Back in AP Biology in 1971 I had to
draw many of these algae and identify them under the microscope. Guess how
many I know now. Very, very few.
C: Could be: Cladophora, Calothrix, Cylindrospermum, Compsopogon, Cymbella,
V: Could be: Vaucheria
O: Could be: Oscillatoria, Oedogonium
S: Could be: Stigeoclonium, Spirogyra, Schizomeris, Stichococcus, Scytonema,
D: Could be: Dinobryon, Desmidium, Draparnaldia, Dichotomosiphon
R: Could be: Rhizoclonium, Rivularia, Raphidiopsis
BBA is Audouinella.
I thought Staghorn algae is Cladophora. If it isn't I don't know the genus.
Aquatic-Plants mailing list
Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com