Need More Algae!!

Discussion in 'Nuisance Algae' started by ben lloyd, 26 Oct 2009.

  1. ben lloyd

    ben lloyd

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    Algae is always a problem, there is hundred's of threads on how to get rid of it. Well i need more of the green gold not for making bio fuel, but for my snails, sins I put them in my tank i havened clean my glass in 6 weeks now i have a problem i need more algae for my snails how do i grow it fast?
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    ben it looks like on your glass theres still a bit
     
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    hey buddy - Im tired of telling you to come visit - I might be passing your way on Thursday let me see if I can bring you a rock with some of the greens - I found that feeding the one tank with alot frozen stuff fuelled the algea growth and the light was concentrated in that part of the tank where its growing wild - oh and lack of flow helps - this rock i'm talking about is under my power head so basically does not get alot of water flowing - I too cultivate for hungry snails[​IMG]
     
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    Fully agree. Over feeding brings the nitrates and phosphates together to form algae.
     
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    Frozen food as well is packed with the Phos
     
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    ha ha this pic is 2 weeks old
     
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    Thanks Chikaboo i stay next to the dam in hattengspruit look for the board that say Lloyd'sbaai.
    At the moment I'm feeding a lot of mackerel and hake to my box fish he looks like a small pig all ready
    i was thinking of leafing the lights on day and night, and have put new t8 18w plant grow lights in.
    The snails don't want to eat the hare algae that grow on the L/R they stay on the glass
    wondering if i mustn't switch of the skimmer for a couple of days?!
     
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