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Old 01-11-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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How long before algae bloom? if any

Tank has been up and running (Short of some temperture issue) for about 5 weeks

Should be seeing any signs of algae this soon ?

Only thing in the 29 gal is hermits now (5 visible and 1 hidden or dead)

Just wondering hehehe

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Old 01-11-2006, 08:08 PM   #2
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alot depends on how much light the algae gets i think. The longer you keep the lights on the sooner you will probally see the algae.


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Old 01-11-2006, 08:21 PM   #3
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There`s nothing that says you have to have algea. Have a skimmer and keep nitrates low with water changes and you might not have one.


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When I first set up my tank(about 3 yrs ago), if I remember correctly my alge bloom happened about week 3 or 4. It was really crazy. Went to work one day when I left the tank was clean, when i got home it was totally covered in algae and a couple of days later it was gone. Strangest thing.
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Took 4 weeks for mine to appear..lasted a couple days, went away, came back a few days later, added 10 snails and 10 hermits...tank looks like Mr Clean lives in there now..
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