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Old April 18th 05, 01:42 PM
Angrie.Woman
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"Aaron" wrote in message
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Ok, the more I'm trying to set this up, the more confused I
get. I thought about those Koi ponds outdoor in full sunlight.
How come they aren't covered in algae.


Well, over in rec.ponds algae control is probably the most frequent
discussion.

A


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Old April 18th 05, 02:51 PM
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Aaron wrote:

And what kind of stumps are you supposed to remove from the
tank? Is it the stumps of algae?


Stump remover is potassium nitrate. It's primary purpose is to remove
tree stumps by burning them away. As it contains pure KNO3 some have
decided to appropriate it for use as a cheap tank fertiliser.

Nikki

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Old April 18th 05, 09:36 PM
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Aaron wrote:
Ok, the more I'm trying to set this up, the more confused I
get. I thought about those Koi ponds outdoor in full sunlight.
How come they aren't covered in algae.


Koi ponds that are naturally algae free often use a bog filters. That's
a big tank or pool with lava rock in the bottom for biofiltration and
fast-growing plants like water hyacinth, anacharis, or watercress
growing in it. It's the same principle of fishtanks - higher plants
will outcompete algae if there are enough of them and the right kinds of
nutrients. Ponds are also generally shaded with lily pads or floating
plants to reduce the intensity of the sunlight hitting the water.

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Old April 19th 05, 09:11 PM
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Aaron wrote:
What if I put the tank by a windows? Is that good? Do anyone
do that?

Thanks for the info.


I have a 30 gallon and a 55 gallon in front of a picture window and they
get afternoon sun, which is the longest. I don't have algae in the tank,
I do use Excel by Sachem. My brother says every time he is over, "I
can't believe you don't have a tank full of algae" I didn't do anything
special except the Excel and it just worked out I guess.

Kay

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Old May 2nd 11, 06:15 PM
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Plants grow sideways appear the window so you don't get an ideal shape. Sunlight is aswell bright, and you will accept a fair bulk of algae to ascendancy with cleaning, abundant planting, and algae eaters. Also, alpine plants at then back tend to block the ablaze so you accept to use low ablaze plants in the front if you wish a backdrop.
 




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