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    Where Does Algae Come From?

    That may sound like a stupid question, but really, where does it come from? Does it sponteanously grow if conditions are condusive? Is it airborne? Can it be transfered from leaves that fall in? No I don't have algae, just curious.
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    Airborne, yes; leaves, yes.

    I grow orchids in clear plastic pots, and algae grows inside the pots - it needs light. Don't ask me how it gets in there to start growing.

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    its kinda like mould, invisible until the conditions are right.

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    There is no spontaneous growth, however. If algae never gets into your pool, it will never grow there. The problem is that there is algae almost everywhere outdoors as a small amount is readily blown by the wind and it's also growing near the pool where it is moist (from dew, for example), has at least some indirect light, and some nutrients. So for practical purposes, you can consider it to already be in your pool just waiting for the right conditions to grow even though technically it's the other way around -- the conditions become conducive, some new algae blows in or drops in, then it takes off in growth.
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    Re: Where Does Algae Come From?

    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon
    That may sound like a stupid question, but really, where does it come from? Does it sponteanously grow if conditions are condusive? Is it airborne? Can it be transfered from leaves that fall in? No I don't have algae, just curious.
    It comes straight from the deepest, darkest depths of ****.
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    Re: Where Does Algae Come From?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT
    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon
    That may sound like a stupid question, but really, where does it come from? Does it sponteanously grow if conditions are condusive? Is it airborne? Can it be transfered from leaves that fall in? No I don't have algae, just curious.
    It comes straight from the deepest, darkest depths of ****.
    So that's where the algae fairy lives???
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    That's where I think it lives too, in ****.
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