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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
Gold Finger
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Farming Algae

I am building and testing an algae "scrubber" and thought I'd keep a record.

I think it has been about 12 days since I set up the ATS for my 80 gallon freshwater tank. I harvested one of the 6 pads today and got a good sized pile of mixed algae. Maybe 4 - 6 grams wet. I mixed it with a little top quality fish food, water and agar in a pot on the stove top. It made about 4 days worth of gel food for my goldfish.

I was a bit surprised to see algae growing on the glass again after cleaning it at the start. I was hoping it would not grow there anymore.

Ver. 1.0 80 gallon dirt goldfish tank (defunct)

Ver. 2.0 bare bottom same tank another approach (defunct)

Ver. 3.0 Pool filter sand same tank now

Farming Algae

Goldfish are among the worst fish for beginners.
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