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How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:42 pm
by kevin KG
My pot is filled with algae and I afraid my Burmanni will be overwhelmed by it

Does anyone know how to remove it without damaging the plant?

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:08 pm
by Jimbok3
Can you post a picture of the pot? (i'll be able to answer after seeing the problem ;))

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:54 pm
by Ras
you can either remove the plants then repot them in new clean soil,
you can remove the plants from the old soil, cook** the old soil the replace the plants back in
or cook the soil before every planting them in,
you can also use tweezters and do it by hand or buy fungicides

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:48 pm
by Sharoman
I used cinnamon and it worked great.
all it took is sprinkling a bit on the aglee and after just a few days it was nearly gone.

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:41 pm
by kevin KG
I'm sorry for the late reply.I'm on the final this week
Btw I posted the image about the algae issue
I already repotted it
but some algae still clinging to the drosera
I hope the picture is clear enough

since the pic seems too big, I'll just give the link to the image

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 2481_n.jpg

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:00 pm
by Sander
I hate to say, but it looks like mould.

here is my post about algae
green-algae-in-my-pot-with-seeds-t17875.html

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:33 pm
by BoothEatsBUGS
Yeah looks like mold. Cut off the infection less water and more light for a little while should help clear it up.

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:32 pm
by kevin KG
ok it's a little OOT but this is the different spatulata than the previous image
the problem with this spatulata is it doesn't produce a lot of dew/goo

I notice that only the new leaves that produce dew but it's not much while the old leaves tend to not dewing and the tentacles that usually hold the dew turns black

I also notice that after each feeding the leaf don't produce dew anymore

any idea what's happening with my spatulata?

here's the image
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 0015_n.jpg

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:31 pm
by Sander
Kevin, whats the amount of light it gets and the humidity?

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:33 am
by kevin KG
@sanders: I put it on the north windowsill and it get about 7 hours of light a day and I use tray method to keep the humidity

@sharoman:won't the drosera died if you give cinnamon? Since it will make the soil ppm raise?

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:46 am
by Sander
kevin KG wrote:@sanders: I put it on the north windowsill and it get about 7 hours of light a day and I use tray method to keep the humidity


7h seems a little short.
there are multiple reasons try reading: http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/Sund ... _care.html

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:49 am
by Jimbok3
I've put silica around the plant and soil that the plant is in, and have had success with controling it. I'll post a pick later today, it's 1:40 am so I have to sleep :lol: ...... |Jimbok3 fainted, will you use the next pokemon?|

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:23 pm
by kevin KG
@sander:how many hours does a sundew need a day? (Minimum per day)

Oh and BTW does anyone know how does a "burned" sundew leaf look like?

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:09 pm
by Sander
Well,

I have mine at 16h light a day.
But it also depends on the lights you have, but since im new myself, id advise u to open your own topic, so we dont derail this one :mrgreen:

Re: How to remove algae from your CPs?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:39 pm
by kevin KG
@sander:it's impossible here to get a 16 hour of sunlight since I am in the equator