11-18-2009, 05:15 PM
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I would like to grow more algae. Yes, more, really!
I have the most adorable hillstream loaches and need to make sure I have lots of yummy algae for them. I do feed them some pellets and zucchini too, but need to keep a healthy crop of alge to be sure.
Right now, I have a bunch of brush algae on my driftwood and my glass has nothing, thanks to the laoches. I'm concerned if I add nutrients and/or lights, the brush algae may just go nuts, and they don't eat that.
Is there anything I can do to encourage grazing algae without encouraging other algaes?
If not, I'm think of setting up a algae growing tank in a window in the cellar. Would I need fish, or would water, light and nutrients do it?