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Old 6th February 2011   #1
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Question Algae and daphnia Culture

So Iíve started an algae culture. I know that fertilizer is beneficial to algae I was just wondering what type of fertilizer you guys use. What I have gone ahead and done is bought those miracle grow sticks and shaved some into a powder and poured it into the container holding the algae. Also, around how long do you think it should take the algae to fully colonize a 1 liter bottle? And has anyone tried rice or whey protein to feed daphnia? I have those currently on hand that why Iím asking.



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Old 6th February 2011   #2
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I had an algae culture and put a tiny bit of dissolved Miracle Grow in it (the blue crystal-like stuff). The algae promptly died completely. The stuff you added might be fine, I have no idea.



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I had an algae culture and put a tiny bit of dissolved Miracle Grow in it (the blue crystal-like stuff). The algae promptly died completely. The stuff you added might be fine, I have no idea.
that sounds like the exact stuff i put in it. i hope it doesn't die...

what type of fertilizer works then?



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I use pig manure:)



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i find catfish pellet food helps and feeds algae it has alae in it here are the ingredients: Derivatives of vegetable Origin, fish and fish Derivatives, cereals, oils and fat, molluscs and crustaceans, algae, minerals. with antioxidants EC additives. *Ergosan 20g/kg its made by King British it surtenly boosts the algae growth in my qumunity tank so much that i couldn't see in without having cleaning it
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