Originally Posted by BigRedsReefs10
But who cares if the spores are there, what causes the GROWTH is more important imo
. Some spores being present in all water, and a tank with rocks full of GHA are 2 different things Andy, and the second is only going to be caused by excess nutrients, and you know this.
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Once again, maybe I'm getting too technical here
( I'm fighting for ya Sk3
) The spore is the algae. If the spores are not already present, the algae we see will not grow due to nutrients and lights and water. The comment was that the nutrients cause the algae and they still don't. They feed the algae to make it visible to the naked eye but it was already there, wasn't it?
It's like if a kid walks down the street and sees a dog and the dog bites him/her, did the kid create the dog? No, the dog was already there. If the dog wasn't there already, the kid would not have been bitten. Just like the nutrients, they don't cause the algae. It's already there, just not in a form you can see. ( Tricky, eh?
It's the technicality of the comment.
So let's put this to rest until we get a language expert in here to arbitrate. Okay?