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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone grow freshwater phytoplankton?

I've been thinking that phytoplankton might be interesting to cultivate. I can't really find anything online for cultivation of freshwater phytoplankton, only saltwater. Anyone know how?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 01:59 AM
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Get a glass or clear container, put fish tank water and extra ferts and let it sit where you get a lot of sun. You'll have algae in no time. I don't know if there are places that would sell particular strains for freshwater like they do salt.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-03-2013, 07:55 AM
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I'm not certain, but I'd guess that greenwater and daphnia would probably be the closest freshwater equivalents to phytoplankton and such.

I think both are used to feed various fry, and neither is all that hard to culture.
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