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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Ralph Delafe @ Jun 8 2010, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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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.[/b]
I've taken a empty tank and turned it into a rock garden sort of speak. Just leave the lights on for 10 hours or so a day. Seed it with a rock from an existing tank (or just throw in a teaspoon of Spirulina powder) w/ a little water movement in there and your good to go. When you got a good layer of algae on the rocks just drop, I mean, just lay one in the main tank and watch the show. Salad bar is open!

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/ER047/ItemDetail?n=0
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(JkdJedi @ Jun 8 2010, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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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.[/b]
I've taken a empty tank and turned it into a rock garden sort of speak. Just leave the lights on for 10 hours or so a day. Seed it with a rock from an existing tank (or just throw in a teaspoon of Spirulina powder) w/ a little water movement in there and your good to go. When you got a good layer of algae on the rocks just drop, I mean, just lay one in the main tank and watch the show. Salad bar is open!

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/ER047/ItemDetail?n=0
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Awesome! I'm going to try it.
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An algae solution I do on the weekends! I'd do a larger bucket but for 2 tanks this small 10 gallon tank is holding its own.


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An algae solution I do on the weekends! I'd do a larger bucket but for 2 tanks this small 10 gallon tank is holding its own.


wow JkdJedi,nice way of getting alge,im in,ill try it
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Found a little read in regards to algae for the aquarium.

http://cichlidworld.net/algae.htm
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