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I want to grow some fuzzy green algae

Discussion in 'Algae Control' started by Detritus Mulm, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Detritus Mulm

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    I'm quaranting some Otos and they're eating their food supply too quickly. Although I suspect a chemical change has more to do with the disappearing Algae.

    Will increasing the light durration and adding Phosphate give me Fuzzy Green Algae
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    Re: I want to grow some fuzzy green algae

    Take a rock and place in bucket outside and add Miracle Grow.
    Add rock once furry for Otto's, cooked peans and other things tend to be easier.

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    Tom Barr
     
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    Re: I want to grow some fuzzy green algae

    Thanks Tom,

    Fuzzy green rocks outiside, tend to get frozen this time of year.

    I'm trying the peas, but so far the Cherry Barbs are bowling with them. :) I've tried Algae wafers for the Otos in the plant tank in the past, but they were also a dud.

    I can always get some fuzzy rocks from the Goldfish tank, but I'd prefer not to cross contaminate.
     
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    Re: I want to grow some fuzzy green algae

    Try some cucumber or zucchini rings. You may want to blanch or microwave them briefly to soften a bit. Otherwise it will take about half a day for them to become attractive for otos, IME. Do not keep veggies in the tank for more than 48 hours.

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    Vladimir.
     
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    Re: I want to grow some fuzzy green algae

    If you live where it be cold, place the bucket, jar etc in south facing window or north facing window in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Or you can use lights etc.
    The more, the better.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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