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AW: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #913

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> Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 10:12:40 -0500
> From: "Jamie Johnson" <jjohnson at davisfloyd_com>
> Subject: Re:Algea or Jr. Java Moss
> Drake wrote:
> >>become aware of a tough, olive green, hair like plant growing (and
> choking) his Liliopis.<<
> Drake, you're not alone. I have a huge patch of Java moss that I've 
> watched the same thing happen to. For six months, it was the 
> greenest, lushest looking plant, and it still is, kinda. But the same 
> crap started growing in it ~1 month ago. And growing is an 
> understatement, it's more like multiplying!! I've monitored certain 
> strands over a day or two period, and it is incredible how fast that 
> stuff grows. It gets all intertwined in the moss, gets tangled around 
> my stem plants, and, hell, there's even a couple of half inch strands 
> growing on one of my snails! It forms a base sometimes on individual 
> moss stands that many "vericose veins" (that's what it resembles 
> sometimes because of the brachiations) grow out from. I have to 
> remove the strand to get rid of it, it won't tear loose. I sat with a 
> pair of long hemostats the other night and picked and pulled half a 
> handful of that "vein algae" out. Most of the time it grows without 
> attaching to anything, so it pulls right out, with some careful 
> coaxing. What's the name of this stuff? Anyone? I at least want to 
> know what I'm cussing at!! My four Otos and single SAE don't seem to 
> touch it. They graze right over it. Weird.
> Thanks,
> Jamie
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