Re: Algae inverse with disturbance?
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: Algae inverse with disturbance?
From: Stephen.Pushak at saudan_HAC.COM
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 96 14:44:56 PST
In-Reply-To: <199602200839.DAA31140 at looney_actwin.com>; from "Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com" at Feb 20, 96 3:39 am
Mailer: Elm [revision: 70.85]
Charlie commented about the relation between water movement and algal
growth. I've noted a definite preference of blue-green slime algae
for stagnant conditions (such as in a badly plugged trickle filter).
On the other hand, I note a kind of an olive colored slimy algae which
grows well on the outlet of the trickle filter (the filter media is
now removed) I use powerheads to create flow in my tanks to help
break down the surface layer of still water on my plant leaves. I
have noted a definite reduction in attached algaes but hesitant
to make a correlation. Green water, on the other hand, doesn't seem
to care about water turbulence. Just my observations. - Steve