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Hey fever!

This year I've put a planted tank in my bedroom, and my hey fever is worse then normal, is this a coincidence or does a planted tank emit pollen or similar substances?
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If they are all submersed plants then no they won't let loose pollen. And it's hay fever.

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Oh right thanks. My bad, Hay fever*
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I have several planted tanks with submerged plants because I have such bad grass and pollen allergies. I also have some emersed plants in a riparium but non have flowers so no pollen, its not made my allergies any worse than normal. I like being able to handle these plants without rashes/itching like I would from the grass/garden outside. There's something I think called pollen count or pollen strength (??)you can check for your area, it might be stronger this year than last? Could also be windows opened more or ac filter not catching pollen getting sucked in from outside before it gets loose into the house (check last time filter was changed)?

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We dont have air conditioning in (Most of) our homes over here, we don't need it its usually cold with the exception of 3-4 months!, yeah it must just be the area, I just wanted to double check just in case a tank effected it, glad it doesn't I could do without the hastle of moving a tank! Thanks.
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This is the first year (since about 40) that I did not have any hey/hay fever or pollen allergy. Usually I get it pretty bad, even asthma, but this year, zilch. Weird.

Aquarium may raise the humidity in your room. Usually I would think that would reduce allergies, but maybe not. But there is no pollen emitted from planted tanks, unless your Crinum has decided to flower.


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I doubt it's anything in the tank. Usually it's triggered by pollen, which only really comes from flowers (or, um, the gymnosperm analogue, that I can't remember the name of...).

The only other ways I could think of an aquarium aggravating allergies and such, would be if the increased humidity from the tank was encouraging/enabling mold or mildew growth somewhere, and the spores were bothering you, or maybe if you had an airstone or a lot of splashing, and a significant amount of water (with whatever in it) is getting atomized and bothering you.

I imagine it's more likely that it's just a worse season for you, and it happens to coincide with you keeping an aquarium in your room.
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Check for mold and mites. They thrive in high humidity.


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