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re: snails carying algae

Hi Ed,

I have tried SAE.
(Yes the real ones, I staved them too.)
They ate other algae but they don't eat this stuff.
I don't think SAE are any better than my snails at eating algae anyway.
The only thing that I have seen that makes a significant dent in it are ghost
shrimp but it takes a fair number of them and they don't seem to live very long
in my soft water.

This algae is not from my water supply or air.
(I think it was introduced from stuff I gathered in a local pond.)
I would be happy to mail you some green fuzzy Ed.
Just so you could diversify your algae supply.


(Trying to stay warm in Winnipeg.)

> Date: Fri, 01 Jan 1999 14:29:25 -0500
> From: BlackNet Runner <br at ldl_net>
> Subject: re: snails carying algae
> Hello,
> Here's my $0.02 on snails and algae.  Get some SAE's and don't worry
> about it anymore :) they are simple, great and very effective removers
> of algae.  After you clean everything in bleach, grow mts in the dark
> and the like what will be next?  How about a clean room for the tank,
> sterilize your hands, the water you use, and how about the fish? I would
> be willing to be that fish will carry the spores as well.  Simply put
> there is nothing you can do to prevent algae from comming into contact
> w/ the aquarium.  This is what make the difference in an person that
> keeps aquariums and an aquarist.  The aquarist will strive to keep
> everything in check.
> Wasn't it Takashi Amano (correct me if I am wrong) that stated there
> will be all forms of algae in the tank at any given time, if conditions
> become right for growth then it will explode.
> Ed