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Thread: Algae revisited

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    I was just about ready to take pictures of my aquatic terrarium (paludarium) and all of a sudden, algae took over.

    This was not the common algae most people find in fish tanks. My water was green with free floating algae, but at the same time, I had strands of hair-like algae (which I believe is indicative of high iron content), and a slimey, transparent, fluffy, emulsion which I believe to be Blue Green Algae (BGA or Cyanobacteria).

    I was planning on using the aquatic portion of the terrarium for a utricularia before the algae took over.

    If I had introduced a fast growing utricularia (or even duckweed), would this have helped to control the algae? Anybody seen this before?

    BTW, my terrarium is totally disassembled for cleaning right now. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
    DOH!

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    Erythromycin clears up cyanobacteria outbreaks quite well although it is an atibacterial.
    Peace

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