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    Help! Algae overrunning my Sarracenia seedlings!

    I've got about 800+ seedlings that I'm growing out for my research project and I've repotted my seedlings multiple times to try and get rid of the algae infestation but to no avail. Literally one week after repotting the soil is already covered in the green menace. Does anyone know of any fungicides, algicides, pesticides, whatever that will get rid of all this stupid algae? I need a name and rate of application that will be safe to use on my sarracenia. Thanks guys!
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    Well, your main source of defense should be sterilizing the media by microwaving and/or washing it before use, and by making sure the water you're using is very low in total dissolved solids. After the fact, it's also helpful to use a sulfur-based fungicide to control it: http://www.amazon.com/Safer-5450-Gar...rand+fungicide. I believe some people also use diluted H2O2, but I haven't tried it. Simply scooping out the slime works, too.

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    I've done scooping and for the repottings we used fresh sterile media and the water is RO water, so its pretty low in dissolved solids. I think it's time for some fungicide treatments since we've exhausted pretty much all the other options. But thanks for the links. What dilution of the sulfur-based fungicide do you use?
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    The product I linked is already diluted and safe to use on the seedlings.

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    Fungicide will kill algae?
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    is that addressed at me or mato? I think a lot of fungicides are also algicides
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcmcnair View Post
    is that addressed at me or mato? I think a lot of fungicides are also algicides
    Just a general question to anyone and everyone who wants to answer... Using it for algae is news to me, but that's cool if it works.
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    Duplicate post.

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