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Algae spores survival

Hanuman

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Question to the botanist in here.
How long can algae spores survive out of the water, say on rock/wood or plants. I am aware that my question is quite broad and perhaps the answer could be nigh and day depending the algae type but let's start with just a few: GSA, BBA or GBA
 

Onoma1

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I am not a botanist, however, understand from other forum threads that some spores are airborne and can survive outside an aquatic environment for lengthy periods of time. They are endemic. We get algae growth in our tanks when we provide the correct environment for them to reproduce.
 

jaypeecee

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Hi @Hanuman

Here's some bedtime (!) reading:


JPC
 
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