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Re: [APD] About them algal spores
Well, the algae that likes to grow on the side of my house
didn't get there by physical contact with aquatic plants
--- "Richard J. Sexton" <richard at aquaria_net> wrote:
> Ok, I've had a tub of water sitting on top of and next to
> a tank
> that is bubbling away and is infested with staghorn
> algae. So
> far after two weeks, nada. Not a cell.
> I took the water and bits of java ferns from an infected
> sterilized it with h202 (1000 ppm), sterilized the water
> then dunped it into a small square glass femto tank I
> picked up
> in goodwill for a quarter.
> So say I sterilize a tank and don't add LFS water to it
> sit and stare at it and wait for these spores to show up,
> how often do you think that would be, hmm?
> "Oh look, a smal piece of alage. Zap, h202 it and it's
> again till..." when? It's more than two weeks, is it less
> how often Haily's comet comes around?
> Everybody here who is utterly positive they got algae
> airborne spores raise your hand.
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