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Orrible Algae continued

At 03:48 PM 7/19/98 -0400, Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:
>From: "JACQUES GERBER" <jgerber at Rhobot_ru.ac.za>
>Subject: 'Orrible Algae continued
>Hello All:
>The saga of the algae infested tank continues. The water has now 
>gone green, and I have cyanobacteria patches as well. I'll get an 
>antibiotic to deal with the cyano. The hair algae is under control 
>though. Put in a pair of black mollies on friday. They're 
>systematically cleaning the lot, although the male seems to think 
>that Eleocharis is an algae, and he keeps on interrupting the 
>female's feeding to mate. Talk about single minded! Also introduced 
>some Malaysian Trumpet snails and I have a pair of Otoclinius on 
>order. Don't mind the green water so much. It adds a sort of 
>mysterious appearence to the tank. It also appears to be a little 
>more transparent than yesterday. The Ludwigia glandulosa and repens 
>are both getting very red, but somehow my Hygro's don't seem to be 
>To the two gentlemen who replied, thanks for your advice.

Since I started using red ramshorn snails (and I've always killed any
snail on sight in the past 25+ years) I don't have any algae. They
won't eat thred algae, but Procatopus, Jordanella and Siamese
algae eaters will.

Richard J. Sexton
richard at aquaria_net
Bannockburn, Ontario, Canada                       +1 (613) 473 1719