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?
take a glass jar, put a few rocks in it with some fish food and sit it on your window sill.........Algae should start to form on the rocks in a few days.......put the rocks on your tank for your loaches and repeat the process for a continual snack for them........this will stop you from having to add nutrients to your tank and you can control the amount that would grow in your tank
That easy!!!??? So cool! I'm on a business trip, but will start it as soon as I get home!
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