Thread: algae time
09-17-2012, 08:07 PM #1
how long does it normally take to hget algae in your tanks? ive had mine for about 3 months20 gallon high- 1flame gouriami, 6 albino bronze cories , 3 guppies
09-17-2012, 10:02 PM #2
What do you mean how long does it take to get algae in a tank?
Are you aiming to grow a certain algae?
Algae comes w/ incorrect nutrients/light in the tank.
So you can grow it as fast as you want, or not grow it.
09-18-2012, 01:20 AM #3
I thought it was just a part of having a fish tank.20 gallon high- 1flame gouriami, 6 albino bronze cories , 3 guppies
09-18-2012, 01:23 AM #4
Algae isn't a bad thing by itself unless its growing on plants and stifling their growth. It can however be a very good indicator of nutrient or light imbalances in your tank, depending on the type.
09-18-2012, 04:35 AM #5Originally Posted by Aeonflame
it does happen to grow.
But if you can't control it, then you have issues. if it is just bits and pieces...you should be fine.
I use algae as a judgement on my plants. If I grow algae, then I know i have an imbalance to less/much nutrients/light to the plants.
If I hit the right amount-then hardly any algae.