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Driftwood and cladophora

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by JamesC, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. JamesC

    JamesC Lifetime Charter Member
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    Jan 24, 2005
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    I've always noticed that I get small amounts of cladophora growing on any driftwood I have in the tank. It tends to be slow growing and never any problem as once every month or so I just pull the few bits out that have grown. There is no hint of any other cladophora growth in the tank, not even in the thick mat of HC I have. I'm curious to know if there is any reason why it likes growing on driftwood so much?

  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Jan 23, 2005
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    The same reason it grows on dead leaves, some Amano shrimp, a lot of them, clean it off pretty good.

    You can dilute Excel or Peroxide in a bottle(about 1/4 Excel etc) with water, drain the tank for a large water change, spray and wait 5 minutes. Then refill.

    Tom Barr

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