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 #8424  by tzg
 16 Sep 2019 11:05
it's been awhile since my last post, tank is breeding well, i guess my tank population has nearly doubled from the original 45, it is not crowded to the extent a size upgrade is needed.

i have 2 nerite snails but i do not think they are capable enough to savor all the algae and keep the tank clean like this. I leave my lights on for 12hrs but no algae is growing, is there any ways to grow algae? I would love to see a green carpet covering up the rocks.

I cannot wait to build a new bigger tank end of next year and add more opaes then! :laugh:
Hope all the forumers and opaes are doing well in their life and tank! :happy:
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 #8426  by Vorteil
 17 Sep 2019 01:04
There's only one way to get all that green algae. You need to feed the tank. Without a lot of food the alage won't grow. Needs a food source. That's what I did.
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 #8427  by tzg
 17 Sep 2019 04:37
@Vorteil, totally love your green carpet!!! may i ask what do you feed the tank with?
 #8428  by opae ula related
 17 Sep 2019 05:13
Agree! I like that middle pic
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 #8429  by tzg
 17 Sep 2019 05:31
can i feed the shrimps with spirulina powder for human?
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 #8430  by odin
 17 Sep 2019 06:34
You can so long as it’s pure and has no additives.


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 #8431  by tzg
 17 Sep 2019 07:53
@odin, thanks odin, will be getting it later and feed the tank tonight, cant wait to see my tank green! :laugh:

@Vorteil , may i know what is your feeding schedule like?
 #8432  by tzg
 17 Sep 2019 12:46
the tank is livelier now, good to see them everywhere on the rock, hope to have green mountain soon :grin2:
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 #8436  by Vorteil
 18 Sep 2019 18:24
As Odian said any pure spirulina for human consumption. I use this one. You will have to feed 3x a week. The water stays clean and clear. I probably did this for 2 months? Can't remember since it's been awhile. You can feed even less but give it time. Remeber the more food the alage has the more it grows. A problem I ran into was hair algae. That's when I had to stop feeding & had to manually pull it out. I did do a water change in the tank that's shown here. I don't feed anymore but the algae has maintained itself.

The middle pic is algae that came from Hawaii. This is the only tank that I have it in so far.
 #8439  by opae ula related
 20 Sep 2019 06:40
Vorteil wrote:As Odian said any pure spirulina for human consumption. I use this one. You will have to feed 3x a week. The water stays clean and clear. I probably did this for 2 months? Can't remember since it's been awhile. You can feed even less but give it time. Remeber the more food the alage has the more it grows. A problem I ran into was hair algae. That's when I had to stop feeding & had to manually pull it out. I did do a water change in the tank that's shown here. I don't feed anymore but the algae has maintained itself.

The middle pic is algae that came from Hawaii. This is the only tank that I have it in so far.
Re- middle pic, how long did you have it for? where did you purchase and name? : )
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