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Re: [APD] How small is algae?
Allowing mulm to accumulate is not a good thing in a high light tank. The
small condensed pockets of ammonia caused by the accumulating dead algae
over a few weeks can cause spots of new algae growth in that area. The
ammonia produced by the decay is most concentrated right around the decaying
lumps of mulm. There are no plants directly over every patch of mulm, so
algae can become a problem if there is too much mulm. That is one of the
reasons water changes are done in high tech tanks.
To each his own, I prefer diatom filters since they scrub the water and
remove other small debris that goes through normals filter pads.
On Feb 10, 2008 10:19 AM, Stuart Halliday <stuart at mytriops_com> wrote:
> I believe Michael Teesdale wrote this email section below:
> > I'm not convinced that they float together and get removed. I think they
> > settle out and rot. But it would be very difficult to prove either way.
> Is that a problem? Surely it just becomes plant fertilizer?
> Any decent filter will be able to handle the small ammonia load as it
> Your plants will like it.
> Stuart Halliday
> 200 Million years in the making...
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