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post #20 of (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 09:38 PM
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Allelopathy hasn't yet been demonstrated to be a characteristic of the aquatic plants we grow. Any such allelopathic chemicals would be organic, and therefore could be removed with activated charcoal in the filter. So, if a healthy tank were to have a load of AC added to the filter, that should cause an algae bloom, if allelopathy is involved in the lack of algae. As far as I know, no one has been able to do that experiment successfully.

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