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Thread: Help! Algae overrunning my Sarracenia seedlings!

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    You know what, I think I may want to step back a bit from that suggestion, McNair. Richjam does make a good point; although I spray the seedlings down with the sulfur fungicide to control mold and/or fungus, it may not be ideal for algal growth, and perhaps it's simply the sterilization process that has been controlling the algae in my pots.

    It's a good product to have, regardless, but perhaps it isn't the answer you're looking for.

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    what are you fertilizing the plants with? Only pots with huge amounts of algae, mosses, and liverworts have been those that I over fertilized . Found that placing the timed release fertilizer in root zone helped reduced this problem . It is where the plants need it and out of the sun light so it dosen't feed algae....

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    put spring-tails in the pot , since I put spring-tails in all my pots no alga or slime

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    I haven't fertilized at all yet. The plants are watered using the tray method. They are in individual cells in a 72 cell, cell pack. We used Fafard 2P media which is supposed to have no fertilizers in it and we sterilized it before using the media. When I do fertilized i will be using Miracid at 1/4 teaspoon per 20 oz of water.
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    I'm in a communal greenhouse at my university where insects of any sort aren't exactly welcome. They spray pesticides every Friday at 3pm.
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    Whenever I have the slime take over the top of a pot, specially with cephs/pygmy dews, I sprinkle it with cinnamon if I can't physically lift the slime out with a spoon. Source: http://icps.proboards.com/index.cgi?...ay&thread=4627

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    Thez, the link you gave basically says cinnamon does nothing... So you say cinnamon will kill off your algae?
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    I'm saying it's what I do and I can neither confirm nor deny that anything happens whether good or bad (like superthrive). I did have all the slime die from the top of my pots in my terra at work, but I'm not sure if it's the cinnamon or not.

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