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Algae Questions

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by jonathan11, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. jonathan11

    jonathan11 Lifetime Charter Member
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    Jan 24, 2005
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    This question may seem a bit odd, but what conditions would specifically bring on an attack of hair algae or blue/green algae? I've felt that excess dead (matter) leaves or fish waste might be the culprits. Is this true? Would a lack of some nutrient (or an overbundance of one), a lack of sufficient light, or even low CO2 be contributing factors? Another thought- would bga be natures way of disposing of dead matter- using bacteria (bga) to accomplish this task?

  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Jan 23, 2005
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    Re: Algae Questions

    OM, organic matter, is certainly good in excess for problems, so is too little.
    New tanks don't have enough, over time, older tanks build up.

    Hair algae= low CO2, lack of routine maintenance, infection.
    BGA=> low NO3, lack of cleaning filters etc

    BGA is simply using nutrtients when things go sour for other organisms.

    See "niche".

    Tom Barr

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