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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2010.02.09(Tue)22:26    Post subject: Some plants stop algae growing Reply with quote

Got algae? Go get some Pistia or Myriophyllum, grind it up and put it into the tank! Laughing

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Planas et al. (1981) found that an extract of M. spicatum
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PostPosted: 2010.02.10(Wed)8:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is fascinating... I long thought that these sorts of cheaper stem plants simply outcompeted algae, but it makes total sense that some plants would have created other weaponry to give them the edge over algae even when things are not perfect! Chemical warfare is common in aquatic environments!

Great find...
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