Re: Alum as a device for algae control?
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com (Aquatic-Plants)
Subject: Re: Alum as a device for algae control?
From: "David W. Webb" <dwebb at ti_com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 1996 16:11:07 -0500
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>From: Nicolas Livingston <nickliv at halcyon_com>
>The local lakes in my area are in serious trouble. High levels of =
>phosphates have caused a brown algae bloom that is crowding out the =
>higher order plants and causing other problems. One of the plans to =
>help clean up a small lake involves the addition of alum to the water.
>The person who mentioned that to me didn't know how the alum would =
>prevent algae growth, so I thought someone on the list might be able to =
>explain it. I presume that the aluminum would bond with the phospohates =
>making them unavailable to algae, but I honestly have no real idea. And =
>if alum prevents algae in lakes, could we use it in our tanks as well?
I haven't heard anything about alum, but I use chelated iron as a phosphate precipitator. The Dupla Fe drops really help in this area.
David W. Webb
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Texas Instruments Inc. Dallas, TX USA
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