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Re: scrubb my plants?

Kenneth Bruno wrote about problems with BG algae. Slimey, grows in
sheets; yup that's it. Number one, get some good circulation going in
your tank. An airstone attached to a good airpump is all you need. BGA
will disappear on its own in a very short time using this treatment.

You should also ensure that you have adequate potassium, magnesium and
calcium in your water. Use of too much RO water may mean you have too
much nitrogen for the amount of potassium in the water. If this is an
established aquarium that you're converting to a planted tank, you will
have a plentiful supply of nitrogen and phosphorus releasing detritus;
top up the potassium and other nutrients and you should get a good
growth burst.
Steve Pushak                              Vancouver, BC, CANADA 

Visit "Steve's Aquatic Page"      http://home.infinet.net/teban/
 for LOTS of pics, tips and links for aquatic gardening!!!