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Re: NFC: Algae Growth on Acrylic vs. Glass.
ALgae typically grows on the sides of our tanks, no matter what they're
made of. Theres a simple enough reason why: ALgae likes to have a
surface to grow on, and here it gets the maximum possible light.
Now, why would algae prefer the acrylic to glass? Again, a simple reason:
Acrylic is clearer and allows more light to pass thru, therefore, the
algae can grow better. Its also quite a bit easier for the algae to
adhere to, especially if its been scratched.
Although this is mostly all conjecture, it seems to be the most reasonable
and likely possiblity.
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