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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1324

In a message dated 10/12/99 8:07:37 PM, Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com 

<< I reasoned that plants have roots and algae does not. If I deprive the 
of nutrients in the water column, the plants will grow and out compete for
algae, hence starving the algae. Algae has no way of getting to the
nutrients, lacking roots. >>

It is my understanding that aquatic plants DO NOT absorb nutrients through 
their roots, that the roots are only for anchoring and that the vast bulk of 
nutrient intake is in the plant above the roots. Anyone care to comment?