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post #11 of 11 Old 01-26-2012, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Ami View Post
Yeah...the 3rd pic nails it. Same plant, except that it is floating. Similar amounts of green string algae are present on the floating hornwort and floating Anacharis.
Best way to remove this is with an old toothbrush. Touch the algae and gently twirl the toothbrush around and the algae will (should) readily come off onto the toothbrush. Get what you can. It may not increase further, if things are in balance.


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