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Old 08-26-2005, 02:10 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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It is hard to imagine that the willow can even kill bacteria
Maybe your white cloudiness is the initial stage of green water. Most green water starts out as white cloudiness, and it can remain that way for quite some time.
I always thought that the initial stage of green water was caused by a bacterial bloom ?????

About the killing: I was told that willow contains acetylsalicyl acid.
This should be known as a bacterial inhibitor.

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About the killing: I was told that willow contains acetylsalicyl acid. This should be known as a bacterial inhibitor.
If willow does contain acetylsalicylic acid and that is the main chemical that takes care of the Green Water then we may as well drop a baby aspirin in the tank.

Acetylsalicylic Acid is Aspirin...
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check this link out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salicylic_acid

it states that it is in th ebark of willow trees

I wonder what would happen if I drop a few aspirins in my tank???? Hmmmmmmmm
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Sounds like a project for (drum roll.....) PLANTBRAIN!! . Tom, what do you think? Baby aspirin to kill gw?
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If willow does contain acetylsalicylic acid and that is the main chemical that takes care of the Green Water then we may as well drop a baby aspirin in the tank.

Acetylsalicylic Acid is Aspirin...
just wondering out loud...but do you think that perhaps it's the nutrient absorbing capabilities of the willow that clear up the GW interesting to find out how exactly it works huh??
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I've decided to give this method a try. My 125 has become so green-cloudy that I am unable to see plants in the middle of the tank. I added a TON of willow branches today. I will get pictures tomorrow and will take pictures daily to show the progress of this method for treating GW. I hope to god that it truly works
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I am still searching for some kind soul to sell/send me some willow branches. Please anyone I cannot find any here.
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Chiahead,

I'm going hiking this afternoon. If I see any I'll grab them for you. There aren't a lot of them around here but I might get lucky. If you are looking then I assume you know to look around water.

Bill

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You have anything cool to trade for????
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Its just too hot here for willow trees. No humidity either. I have went to all the local growers and they cannot get them to live here. What were you thinking of for a trade, I do a some good items.
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I can send you a few willow branches from my backyard dwarf willow. PM me your address, you pay $5 shipping only.
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