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Re: [APD] CO2 and Algae (B. T. Forsythe) Stuart Halliday
I believe Aquatic Scapes wrote this email section below:
If any of these are missing in a higher light aquarium then the plants will
begin to release ammonia which will "wake the algae already present in your
aquarium from the spore (sleeping state) existence to the flagellate (awake
state) existence and begin to attach to the plants.
Can you tell me where you read this?
I've never yet came across any article that claims that plants release
ammonia into the water column.
News to me.
Hello Stuart, yes, it is on the UKAPS forum, most of these guys are biology
majors who own aquariums. It is a tested, tried, and true theory. Plants
release ammonia, nutrients, and organic matter due to cellular degradation.
Here is the article link; http://ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1211
it is a tutorial on dosing dry salt nutrients, look down the page at Won't
all of these nutrients cause algae? When these methods are employed plant
growth is phenomenal. It really is based on the Tom Barr method of
Estimative Index, just explains why that works along with other causual
factors contributing to an "algae free" (flagellate state) planted aquarium.
Regards, Don Matakis www.freshwateraquariumplants.com
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