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Old 3rd February 2011   #1
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Default Which algae species make green water?

I've decided to try an algae green water tank to feed the Daphnia. I want to get a starter culture to speed things up (Wards has some), but which species? Here is what they have:

- Euglena acus
- Euglena gracilis

- mixed algae (Chlamydomonas, Oscillatoria, Pandorina, Scenedesmus, Spirogyra, and Ulothrix)

any of these, or a combination?

also, how long after setting up a tank (a la BioNut's Daphnia Farm thread) before I can start harvesting green water?



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Default Re: Which algae species make green water?

i just bought a whole Daphnia culture kit from ebay. its much cheaper than wards and already comes with a culture of the algae needed.



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Default Re: Which algae species make green water?

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also, how long after setting up a tank (a la BioNut's Daphnia Farm thread) before I can start harvesting green water?
As soon as you can not see the back of the tank.

As for the rights species of free floating algae I am not sure what it is.
Check out the Ebay daphnia kit, its a good deal.



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Default Re: Which algae species make green water?

Spirulina is a good one.

Have you seen Jenn Macke's Daphnia Superfood Recipe?

If you were going to buy cultures, I'd go with a mixed culture. It seems like a varied diet would be more nutritionally beneficial.



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