To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: re:Hair Algae
From: "shaji (s.) bhaskar" <bhaskar at bnr_ca>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 1995 20:17:00 -0400
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>From: Eric Schoville <schovill at expert_cc.purdue.edu>
>Date: Wed, 12 Apr 1995 11:29:19 -0500 (EST)
>I am having somewhat of a problem in my 75 gallon plant tank.
>Unfortunately, Spyrogyra or another type of hair algae got
>introduced from a plant from a pet store. I've had it now for
>about two months. It hasn't taken over my tank, and it has
>been pretty easy to scrape off the glass, but it is still
>unsightly and I have been looking for a fish that will eat it.
>I am also wondering if it could be a problem with my set up.
>It is as follows.
Since you have hard water, mollies might be good to try.
>My water is hard and has a high pH. I am also adding a CO2 system
>next week. Will this help?
It almost certainly will give a boost to the plants. If you have some
fast-growing plants, they might outcompete the algae.