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Old 12-31-2007
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In general, that's a fair statement. But I think it's because we feed them. Fry will try to get as much food as possible to grow as quickly as possible. Starve your adults for a few days and watch them graze.
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Old 01-01-2008
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I had lush green algae coating all my rocks.....running Compact Fluorescents.

As for the adults....well mine get fed NLS so I probably wouldn't want to graze algae....
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16 hours of light from my standard tube in my juwel tank got me from this
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i would be a little worried about leaving on the lights 24/7 we all need to rest i wouldn't like to be under the sun non stop without sleep or rest for a week or two might kill me lol
would be ok while you start off your bacteria cycle with no fish but after that i wouldn't do it with any fish let alone my very expensive trophs i worry to much
not having a go just worry to much
i will try the powder thanks for that just won't leave the lights on lol
right i'm off to holland and barrat he he
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Leaving lights on 24 hours a day? Man that would make be stress out.....I wonder how the tropheus feels?
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I would never take the risk of adding anything from an outside source to my aquariums. The danger of parasites, predacious larvae and disease would outweigh the want for algae in my tanks. In fact I don't want much algae at all in my tanks as I believe that the trophs can be given all the nutrition they need from a varied diet of good quality flakes and the occasional frozen treat. Seeing as the ' aufwuchs' that grow in the algae in the wild wouldn't be present in tank grown algae I just can't see the point of sacrificing the look of the tank. This is only my opinion however!
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Old 09-29-2009
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Well it is not up to Pam's lush growth but I manage a little algae on my Tropheus tanks rocks.
Just cheap 60W five foot Philips household T8 strip light on 16 hours a day.

I did not seed it with anything bought, just used a couple of rocks (Cotswold (limestone) stone, weather worn) from another tank to help start it going.
I like the pool filter sand in this tank as the algae seems to find it hard to grow on.
I get algae on sand in my play sand Tang community tank that I have to remove manually, as I find it ugly there.

All the best James
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I figured this would be the right place to ask this question. I have an abundance of Cabomba caroliniana and ceratphyllum submersum and was wondering if I could feed this in place of growing the algae or maybe as a treat?
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Old 12-10-2009
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How much of the spirulina powder should you add to grow algae?
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I like the idea of cultivating it outdoors in a controlled environment like in tubs of water or a pond. This would be the fastest way to do it, every saltwater aquarist knows that nothing grows green algae better than direct sunlight.
As far as parasites and pathogens in the water go; wouldn't soaking the rocks in tap water for 30 min take care of it. Tap water is treated to kill most microorganisms but it shouldn't harm the algae if it is only in for a short period. After the rocks soaked in tap for 30-45 min adding a dechlorinator would remove all the chlorine so it would be safe to add to the aquarium. I would like to try this and see how it works. It may be a new trend "tropheus live rock".
I personally don't like the look of a green algae covered aquarium. I would rather swap out one or two heavily covered rocks than have it cover the aquarium.
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I personally don't like the look of a green algae covered aquarium. I would rather swap out one or two heavily covered rocks then have it cover the aquarium.[/b]
+1 on this
I'll also try it that way
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