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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1030
If I remember correctly, the triazines -- very good selective herbicides
-- were taken off the market in the USA, because they are carcinogenic.
Anyone have more data on it?
> Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 08:29:20 +0530
> From: Raj <ggrk at blr_vsnl.net.in>
> Subject: Algae stop chemical results
> Recently my 55g outdoor tank was overwhelmed by algae.
> The tank is densely planted and all the leaves looked dark and
> ugly. Tried a few old tricks for a month, including darkening the
> tank.. with no luck..
> Finally bit the bullet and poured in an algae stop chemical
> labelled as "2-cloro-4.5 bis (ethylamino) - 1, 3, 5-triazine"
> as per instruction. I added a few small algae eaters, a few
> A week later the tank was sparkling clean.. no fish died..
> and now a few more weeks later, no plants seem affected..
> - --
> Raj, vu2zap
> Bangalore, South India