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Old 04-06-2006, 04:03 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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Default Black brush algae..excess phosphates? - Excel

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"John Sankey" wrote in message

May I suggest the positive converse: keep your lighting low, grow
plants like Anubias, then you can have healthy fish and healthy
plants without worrying about CO2, fertilizers, temperature OR

But that doesn't stop this "black" algae. Those were the conditions that
got me started on better lighting and fertilizers last winter. That's why I
upped the gravel vacuuming, added another fluorescent fixture to the tanks
and bought all the expensive Flourish products. The only difference is my
wallet is lighter and instead of the black sooty looking algae I have a
black wiry algae.

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