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!
Of course, don't add MG to a tank with living things in it...
And be sure to rinse the algae thoroughly. (through some fabric or a fine fish net)
Also, add a bit of dechlorinator to the water you rinse the algae with... MG can contain chlorine.