Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #81
>From: krombhol at felix_TECLink.Net (Paul Krombholz)
>Hi Jim!! Are you still in Milwaukee?
Yep, same job, too.
>>Anubias are about as tough as they come. If you are bleaching them and
>>actually causing damage, then you must be giving them more than 5% bleach or
>>more than four minutes exposure. It is, as you say, one part of the Clorox
>>solution plus 19 parts of water. Another way of saying it is 5 percent of the
>>liquid bleach solution plus 95% water. That would be like 50 cc of Clorox
>>diluted up to a liter. That would work out to 0.25% sodium hypochlorite.
>>Delicate plants get 2 minutes, robust plants, up to 4 minutes. It is
>>important, of course to rinse them thoroughly and then plant them in a tank
>>free of hair algae. Otherwise, it just climbs on the plants again.
OK, but how many "glugs" does that equal per bucket? ; )
Yeah, I've been a little heavy on the chlorox, probably ranging from 10% to
50%. Thanks for clearing that up. Regarding the "tank free of hair algae",
I've had a couple of tanks over the years in which hair algae appeared to
grow ONLY on the Anubias - Anubias nana I got a decade or so ago from you,
no less. I've even gone as far as keeping a tank Anubias-free for a few
months and never saw a trace of the hair algae.