08-27-2010, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by dfbiggs
While people are complaining about having it..I am going to complain about not having enough..
okay my current experiment..I bought about 10 small pieces of PVC pipe and I am in the process of trying to grow algae on them and then I will move them to my tank for my RCS and Nerites to play and eat on. Currently they are sitting outside in a plastic container in direct sunlight everyday for about a month now and I have not any sign of algae..so last night I figured I should add something to the container that already has the spores. So I added a piece of algae covered cuttlebone to the PVC container. I will continue to be patient but does anyone have any other suggestions? Should I add plant food or something. I can't believe I am having this problem..seems to grow in my puppies pool just fine.
Well I got some fast algae..by putting my algae covered cuttlebone in the water along with Aqueon plant food and some food pellets..figured it would grow like mold..just had to introduce the spores to make it go faster.
I was using dechlorinator from the start..figures if there is chlorine it will kill the bacteria.
Red- MG is a good idea..didn't think of it.
Thank you all for your help!