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Re: causes of algae growth

>Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 02:40:24 -0700
>From: Steve Pushak <teban at powersonic_bc.ca>

>If you have been unfortunate enough to get "black brush" algae, (furry
>short tufts) you can discourage the growth by keeping pH below 7. Its a
>marine algae and flourishes at high pH. 

BB algae is a red algae from the division Rhytophyta. Most red algae live
in marine environments, but the particular type mentioned is definitely a
freshwater variety. Although people can eliminate it by lowering the pH,
these algae acutally live in low pH conditions. See 
<http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Algae/red-algae.html> for the full story on
control options.

Neil Frank