Have you tried to purposely grow algae?

  • I have but sadly it seems like any tank of water I leave outside gets bugs that start to grow in it and it becomes pretty nasty.

  • Yes I have, I slide the light to the front or back of the tank so it is shining brightly on the glass wall and in about a week there will be a nice coating of algae that flows with the current that I see some fish pecking some bits off. :)

    Some types of algae (eg. spirulina) is considered a Super Food for humans packed with nutrients so I would assume some would be good for the animals who evolved to graze it :D

  • I've never done this. I honestly have never even considered it! I suppose it would make sense for some. I imagine that I would grow it separately like on rocks as to keep the algae in somewhat control.

  • Yes, I have purposely attempted to grow Algae. I own Sea Monkeys, hybrid brine shrimp, and they feed off of Algae, so it is a complete necessity for me to grow it.

  • I haven't been in need do grow algae on my own because they are always of the habit of even over growing, so I focus more on trying to constantly control them not to over grow in my tank.

  • I don't even have to try, algae grows all on its own in my tank. I can't say growing algae is healthy for your fishes because there is no way to control the algae's population.

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