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Questions About Growth in My Tank.

Discussion in 'HH General Discussion' started by CelticAaron, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. CelticAaron

    CelticAaron Member

    Questions from a relatively new herp enthusiast. I have a piece of cork bark in my leuc tank that is incorporated into a waterfall system. I just installed an Exo Terra 2.0 along with the 5.0 I was already using. Today I noticed green growth on my cork bark (pic attached). First question is, does tis look like algae or something else. My next question is, is it harmful to my leucs? If so, what do I do. Also, why grow now? Increased UVA? I look forward to some expert advice. Thanks for your help.

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  2. Versicolor

    Versicolor Well-Known Member

    Yeah, looks like alge to me. I doubt it would hurt your frogs, it's a naturally occurring substance and tadpoles devour it. I don't see any other reason for it to grow other than the UVB, so I guess so. It's nothing to worry about. :)
    That looks like a beautiful tank, by the way. I'd love to see more pictures!
  3. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    yes its algae and yes the uv/light is what makes it grow. It wont hurt the frogs but it will help oxygenate the water.

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