need growing algae ideas outside of lighting
any ideas please
the algae growth in the 3ft com tank is not enough for all the bristle nose fry
i need cheap effective ideas, that i can do easily and safely
i would also like to grow it fast if i can
Last edited by mitcore; 03-30-2008 at 11:38 AM.
this really isnt one of my strongpoints, getting it to grow lol, but how old are the fry?
Put a bucket of water outside in the sunniest place you can find with some rcoks in it. Take the rocks out when they are covered in algae. When that rock has no more algae, put it back outside. Put some ferts in the bucket too.
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Dave66 posted some culture techniques a little while ago:
It shows how to culture rocks with green algae to feed things like bristlenoses.
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Thats what I would do!
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I would follow Dave66's route, but on a smaller scale. Make sure you start out with tank water in the bucket.
Stock the tank you have, not the tank you plan to have. Always have and use patience.
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yeah, ditto with dave66's thing
I feed my wee bristles steamed sugar snap peas and green beans. There isn't enough algae in the tank to keep them going, but they thrive on the veggies.
If you're near a lake, could you not just go down and pick up rocks that are already scuzzy?
Not go through the rigamarole of guppies, etc?
Or would you be risking introducing something nasty from the lake algae?
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Originally Posted by doug z
That could be very risky
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