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drying algae

>When I told my local aquarium store guy that I was bleaching today, he
>told me I did not have to worry about bleaching anything I can dry out
>for 24 hours.  If this is true it would simplify the process.  There are
>so many nooks and crannies that are hard to bleach especially parts like
>the under plastic rim of the tank top, inside pumps etc.
>Can the various filamentous algaes withstand drying?

I tried this and let a really small algae infested tank that I use to grow
dry out last summer. I refilled it a few months later and within a coupe of
weeks all the algae was back. I don't have it in any other tank, and did not
add any water except the initial dose of tapwater tofill the tank. So, I'd
say yes, very much so.

Richard J. Sexton                                         richard at aquaria_net
Maitland House, Bannockburn, Ontario, Canada, K0K 1Y0       +1 (613) 473 1719