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    Algae in the terrerium

    I have a relatively new terrarium (about a month old) and after only a short while it seemed to filling up with some algae.
    are they harmful and how do i get rid of them?

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    on top of the pots or bottom of the terrarium,i had it on top of pots and i grew a top layer of live sphag and live sphag in bottom of terrarium this stopped it,pics if pos would help

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    Some on the top, mostly in the soil (peat/parrlite).
    i dont have any sphag (yet) as its as rare as gold here, though i am hoping to get some soon...
    the main thing id like to know is, is there any dangure in keeping the algae?

    as for the pics:
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/209/p1020896v.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/513/p1020898s.jpg/
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    my algae did no harm apart from looking ugly,seedlings might not like it but your plants are quite large,i don't think its great though as it stops the air getting to the roots,what neps are they ,looks like a sanguinea and fusca at a guess,i am sure someone with greater knowlege will post

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    The algae itself isn't a problem, but it may be an indicator that something's up with your planting media. As in, there may be some nutrients in there.
    "The plants you grow, end up growing you."


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    Quote Originally Posted by UnstuckinTime View Post
    The algae itself isn't a problem, but it may be an indicator that something's up with your planting media. As in, there may be some nutrients in there.
    So far its a very small amount and it doesnt seem to be growing much.
    i was told that it might be do to water accumulating on the glass, but thanx to my new installed fan that's no longer an issue.

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