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Old 05-01-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Help with Algae Farm


I've been trying to grow some supplemental algae for my 3 otos. I filled a glass jar with water from my aquarium and put some stones and a shot glass inside the jar. Then I set the jar on a windowsill where it gets direct sunlight for about 5-6 hours a day plus a few more hours of ambient sunlight. It's been sitting there for over three weeks and still no algae. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:28 AM   #2
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Pour in some fish flake, give it some ammo!
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:13 AM   #3
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Kick it off with some algae from your tank, or overload on nutrients or light!
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