Influence of temp on algae bloom

Copperband

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Is there a real correlation between high tank temperature and algae bloom?

Mine hit 32.5C this week and the tank looks awefull, i also lost 3 heads on my big frogspawn and some of my softies took a serious knock.

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R
 

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i feel the higher the temp the faster the growth!! as temp rises the growthg will be exponential until it reaches a tem where it levels off ,i run my system at around 23.5 C and there is algae growth but its very slow
 

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I think the only correlation would be far more nutrient in the water as the live stock and bio filter start to die off. 32deg is just way too warm.
 

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Hi Crew

Is there a real correlation between high tank temperature and algae bloom?

Mine hit 32.5C this week and the tank looks awefull, i also lost 3 heads on my big frogspawn and some of my softies took a serious knock.

Thanks

R
Copperband you have to learn to chill. 29 -30 C is in the wipe out zone already. I agree you probably getting a lot of die off.
 

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algae blooms r because of nutrients not temp, but at 32 your redox is very very low and u stand a chance of loosing every thing. i personally like to run my system on a hight temp (28) but over 30 is very dangerous territory.
 

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Copperband you have to learn to chill. 29 -30 C is in the wipe out zone already. I agree you probably getting a lot of die off.
I'm trying to chill Rod :lol:

I'm going to try and solve the problem with larger water volume (bigger tank 2.2x1x.7) and hoping to add A/C to the room. Also want to get rid of the MH's i'm not a stick fan so don't need the MH.
 

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Copper band try put in one of those high velocity fans blowing over the water for now, will be good for a couple of deg's off your high temp.
 

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ingrediants for a cheap chiller
one x large return pump, pump size depends on distance of water to travel
at least a 6m soft pipe coil make your own out of silicone pipe
one large hole in the ground at least a meter deep
put pipe in hole cover hole and conect pipe and pump in sump and turn on pump
works like a charm ran that on my tank for years never had a temp problem
 

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ingrediants for a cheap chiller
one x large return pump, pump size depends on distance of water to travel
at least a 6m soft pipe coil make your own out of silicone pipe
one large hole in the ground at least a meter deep
put pipe in hole cover hole and conect pipe and pump in sump and turn on pump
works like a charm ran that on my tank for years never had a temp problem
Where do you live?
 

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Not a bad idea.... put 30m underground and it can be used as a denitrator coil aswell.
 

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