Re: Algae and sunlight

>From: spush at saudan_HAC.COM

>Subject: Re: Algae & sunlight

>I'd be interested to hear how many folks have successfuly or unsuccessfully
>experimented with using sunlight for aquatic plants. I suspect its more
>than we might have thought.

I used to live in an apartment that had south-facing windows that started
about 3 feet from the floor.  During the spring, fall, and winter my 55
gallon and my 75 gallon got sun for 5 or 6 hours when it wasn't cloudy.
The plants loved it and responded especially well to CO2 additions.  Since
I had Daphnia and snails, I had no problems with green water and
soft-attached types of algae.  I had the best growth ever of a variety of
crypts.  I used to take hundreds of crypt plants to the local aquarium

Paul Krombholz                  Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS  39174
In chilly Jackson, Mississippi, where we had almost an inch of snow
yesterday.  First measurable snow in December for Jackson, since 1973.  I'm
hoping for 12 inches in January.