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Re: blue-green algae and calcium

> hard water.  I almost never see it in planted aquariums in which half or
> more of the water is R/O (GH<5).  Of course, limiting the calcium without
> addressing an overabundance of nitrogen or phosphorus won't make a tank
> algae free - another variety of algae will be happy to move in.

Well, I find that BGA is more than happy to move in my tank (always
GH<3, KH<3) if I forget to dose my nitrates.  Of course I find that GSA
is more than happy to move in if I overdose them.  Just makes me
appreciate more what nature does by itself.


pearlsco at u_washington.edu