What is this green slime on my rockwool?

  Added by: MedMan  Last edited by: 10k  Viewed: 779 times   Rated by 11 users: 9.20/10
The green slime you have on your rockwool is called Algae.
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Algae needs light and nutrients to live, it will spread to your reservoir and will block feed lines. Because of rockwools unique vertical 'tube-like' structure, which takes up nutes via capillary action, and pulls air into the medium as the nutes drain outward, a heavy buildup of algae can effectively block this breathing action. To prevent this from happening, use light-proof and water-proof material to cover your rockwool, for example black/white panda film or thick black bin liners.
  Last modified: 15:47 - May 31, 2001  

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