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BULK Algae Tablets ?

Does anyone know where I can find BULK Algae Tablets for like tadpoles in a pond?

A normal aquarium size container of tablets that you might feed a Pleco once in a while would probably last a pond full of tadpoles a few days at most.

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Does anyone know where I can find BULK Algae Tablets for like tadpoles in a pond?

A normal aquarium size container of tablets that you might feed a Pleco ones in a while would probably last a pond full of tadpoles a few days at most.

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Hi Merriallynchian,

Head to the local Feed and Grain and pick up some rabbit chow which is mostly green vegetative material; feed sparingly to avoid fouling the water. I would not recommend it for fish but it works fine for tadpoles.

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At one point, Pet Solutions had a house branded jug which suited me very well but I now find it no longer stocked and they appear to be in some type of business change.
I am also looking for alternate sources.
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At one point, Pet Solutions had a house branded jug which suited me very well but I now find it no longer stocked and they appear to be in some type of business change.
I am also looking for alternate sources.
The best I have found so far is 3 pounds of pure aquatic algae feast.

https://www.thatpetplace.com/pure-aq...lgae-feast-3lb


Perhaps the rabbit feed would be a better another option.

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Hi Merriallynchian,

Head to the local Feed and Grain and pick up some rabbit chow which is mostly green vegetative material; feed sparingly to avoid fouling the water. I would not recommend it for fish but it works fine for tadpoles.
The #1 ingredient seems to be " timothy grass hay"

Is that something tabpoles can normally eat or is there another brand that you would recommend for tadpoles?


Have you tried this yourself or is this just a theory?

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Knowing tadpoles from way back when we had a farm, I'm guessing that they will eat almost anything that they can. I'm thinking we kept them in the stock tank and they mainly just ate what food the sloppy eating cows dripped into the tank! A bit of food from their mouth, a bit of manure from other actions and lots of the fungus and algae that grew on it all?
Not at all sure how clean your pond but I might just go with adding a bit of the grass after mowing as I'm thinking there is far more hazard from too much ammonia that from lack of food. We never actually did anything for the tadpoles other than watch them at times. There were frogs in the ponds and they often just "appeared" in the stock tanks and grew until they lost their tales and then they disappeared again. I assumed that meant they went back to the pond? We always liked seeing them because that meant new frogs for gigging! Too bad so many fun things have fallen out of growing up. I rarely even hear a frog when I go around a pond.
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At one point, Pet Solutions had a house branded jug which suited me very well but I now find it no longer stocked and they appear to be in some type of business change.
I am also looking for alternate sources.
They are not even taking orders over the phone anymore. It sound like they are out of business or something.

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Try this place. They have other foods in bulk too in the house brand. 5lbs of wafers...
Ken's Premium Veggie Wafers


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Try this place. They have other foods in bulk too in the house brand. 5lbs of wafers...
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WOW, thanks.

That look like it might do the trick.
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