How Long Does It Take For Algae To Grow
Posted 29 November 2007 - 02:49 AM
what kinds are there
what do each of them do
Posted 29 November 2007 - 07:53 AM
Only experienced green spot algae, apparently it is the sign of a healthy tank, but looks unsightly.
Live plants help to get rid of algae growth, as they take up the Nitrates produced by nitrifying bacteria during the cycling process, which is what algae thrives on.
Also Phosphates in the water supply contribute towards algae growth.
As live plants need around 10 hours of light per day, it can be a bit of a catch 22 situation trying to keep plants healthy and algae growth under control, so putting a timer on your tank light and providing a few hours 'siesta' period mid afternoon helps prevents algae growth, and keeps the plants thriving.
Edited by Daveyg1969, 29 November 2007 - 08:00 AM.
Posted 29 November 2007 - 04:42 PM
a UV light with daily algae scraping with your trusty algae scraper will keep the glass clean (i said a UV light because that kills 95% of all free floting algae)
getting some small algae eaters such as the bristlenose swill help keep algae under control.
Edited by shang hi, 29 November 2007 - 04:43 PM.
Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:52 PM
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