Algea

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Algea

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:09 pm

I thought algea was a sign of a healthy tank. But I saw this on facebook. Is it true? Because both my tanks have algea.Image

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Re: Algea

Post by angelbearpuppy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:11 pm

As I know algae is on the safe foods list for them to eat, I do not see how it could be a bad thing or harmful to them. But I will bow to some one with more experience than me.
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Re: Algea

Post by soilentgringa » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:27 pm

This is absolutely false. Algae means that oxygen is getting to that part of the substrate.

The anaerobic bacteria that is harmful cannot survive in oxygen.




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Re: Algea

Post by Hermiesguardian » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:28 pm

Thank you.
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Re: Algea

Post by wodesorel » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:52 pm

It can also only grow where there is light touching it, so what you see against the glass is all there is.

It's still not a good idea to place any tank ever in direct sunlight, no matter what creature is inside. Glass acts like a greenhouse, and a comfortable temperature can quickly become dangerous in some situations.

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Re: Algea

Post by odelayheehoo » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:11 am

I have just recently noticed that green and diatomic algae is growing in my fresh and salt water pools, which was probably caused by the new lights I just put on my crabitat.

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