Influence of temp on algae bloom

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