David’s Live Fish Foods

Algae Culturing

Requirements - 1 or more Big Tubs or Containers Light source: indoors: bright light as long as possible, outdoors: spot with as much sun light as possible Food for the algae: spirulina, fish waste, turtle waste, dried peas There are so many uses for algae with your fish. Algae can be used as a first food for very small fry. Adding a brighter light to an aquarium and a big scoop of algae will clear a cloudy bacteria laden tank quickly. Algae will feed and keep your daphnia going. Algae is the key to life on the planet. You should know how to get a algae tub going quickly. Years ago I did a lot of experiments to determine what was the best food to start and maintain an algae culture. The winners? Spirulina powder will start a good algae bloom. Turtles or goldfish poop will give you a great algae start. A whole lot of snails of any kind eating a lot and piling up the droppings is another good way.  Small dead animals will do it too, but the smell and the disgusting water makes that a bad choice. I never had much luck with dried straw or dried lettuce. That is the way I always read to grow algae but not for me. I have a tub with a pond plant in it (no aeration) that will grow a lot of algae if I put in too much liquid plant fertilizer. Lots of ways to grow algae, so no excuses! The method to growing algae is the same regardless of inside or outside. Need a tub or big container, add clean water and a food for the algae. If indoors provide lots of bright light all the time. I leave mine on round the clock all the time. If you are raising them up outside, then as close to full sun as possible. Give it some time and algae will get started. Something to remember. If you get your algae going really well, you have to harvest it. Otherwise it will overcrowd itself and trash your water and die. If nothing else, you have to scoop out some of the water and pour it out. Anything to cut back the population so the culture keeps going. Basically that means you need to have a daphnia culture going. They can eat up all the algae The algae will eat all the food you put in, so remember to add some more food on a regular basis. The water won't last forever either. Get the culture going and use it to start a second one. That way if one crashes you have the other one to restart.
David’s Live Fish Foods

Algae Culturing

Requirements - 1 or more Big Tubs or Containers Light source: indoors: bright light as long as possible, outdoors: spot with as much sun light as possible Food for the algae: spirulina, fish waste, turtle waste, dried peas There are so many uses for algae with your fish. Algae can be used as a first food for very small fry. Adding a brighter light to an aquarium and a big scoop of algae will clear a cloudy bacteria laden tank quickly. Algae will feed and keep your daphnia going. Algae is the key to life on the planet. You should know how to get a algae tub going quickly. Years ago I did a lot of experiments to determine what was the best food to start and maintain an algae culture. The winners? Spirulina powder will start a good algae bloom. Turtles or goldfish poop will give you a great algae start. A whole lot of snails of any kind eating a lot and piling up the droppings is another good way.  Small dead animals will do it too, but the smell and the disgusting water makes that a bad choice. I never had much luck with dried straw or dried lettuce. That is the way I always read to grow algae but not for me. I have a tub with a pond plant in it (no aeration) that will grow a lot of algae if I put in too much liquid plant fertilizer. Lots of ways to grow algae, so no excuses! The method to growing algae is the same regardless of inside or outside. Need a tub or big container, add clean water and a food for the algae. If indoors provide lots of bright light all the time. I leave mine on round the clock all the time. If you are raising them up outside, then as close to full sun as possible. Give it some time and algae will get started. Something to remember. If you get your algae going really well, you have to harvest it. Otherwise it will overcrowd itself and trash your water and die. If nothing else, you have to scoop out some of the water and pour it out. Anything to cut back the population so the culture keeps going. Basically that means you need to have a daphnia culture going. They can eat up all the algae The algae will eat all the food you put in, so remember to add some more food on a regular basis. The water won't last forever either. Get the culture going and use it to start a second one. That way if one crashes you have the other one to restart.