02-14-2007, 11:54 PM
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I finally found it here is the info on how to make green water if anybody was interested other then me. If anybody has anymore info on this topic I am still very interested.
Infusoria 2 â€“ Green Water â€“ Phytoplankton (0.02mm-2mm in length)
Infusoria can actually be broken down into two segments. Zooplankton includes all of the microscopic living animals. Phytoplankton includes all of the microscopic plant material. Often aquarists speak of using â€œgreen waterâ€ as a food source, when doing so, they are actually speaking of Phytoplankton.
What you will need:
Lots of sunlight
One QT jar
Some old tank water
Green water is very easy to cultivate and extremely inexpensive. All you need to do is take some of your old water out of an aquarium and put it into a jar. Then take that jar and place it in the sun. The sunlight will cause the water to turn green within a couple of days. When the water turns green, simply remove some of the water and feed it to your fish. Then add some new water back to the culture to help maintain its longevity. Youâ€™ll notice that this is very similar to how we cultured Infusoria and for good reason. Since they both contain micro-organisms, we are relying on the replication of those micro-organisms for food. With Infusoria, we try to get the zooplankton to reproduce, with green water we try to get the phytoplankton to reproduce. In both cases we are likely to have some of the other type of plankton in our culture. The key to the culture is the light. By increasing the direct sunlight we will encourage more phytoplankton than zooplankton. Green water is among the smallest foods available and many aquarists consider it indispensable when trying to raise newly hatched fry that are too small to accept most any food. Since the green water will float in the water, it can stay in the fish tank for a long time until it is consumed by the fish in the aquarium. One drawback of Green water is that the culture may suddenly collapse and need to be replaced. For this reason it is suggested to have multiple cultures running at the same time.