i look at greenwater & thread algae.
greenwater can feed zooplankton, clams, tiny fry, ... it's great food for many things and people don't want it.
and people look at clams and they don't want those either because they starve to death, ... why isn't anyone making the connection.
live food and additional variety in our tanks.
except i'm having problems with keeping greenwater, i keep adding and the water keeps clearing up within a few days, ... i'm dealing with an ammonia issue, ... too many snails have devastated the bacteria at breaking down ammonia is my guess. (assassin snails on order)
not bringing up the issues i am having with keeping greenwater, but why do people want to get rid of this stuff when its likely excellent for preventing other algae from appearing and is excellent food for many things including other live food we could be adding to our tank instead of the processed stuff we get.
another algae i consider to be synonymous with "food" is thread algae, seems anything that eats algae at all loves this stuff. and is again live food, and about the cheapest free food we can provide to our tanks.
so i'm referring to these "algaes" as "food". and i'm seeing a large resistance at anyone else seeing the value of this as well.
and then i saw something that concerned me when looking at the planted tank manual that is available for access through purchase order, ... the preview mentioned greenwater is best treated by ignoring it, and after a few days (couple weeks) will kill itself, ...
if i'm looking at greenwater as free food for the live food i want in my tank, ... if the greenwater suicides, how in the world am i going to get more in the tank ? i want this stuff in my tank, i am likely always going to want it (till my thinking changes), but there's very little resources to maintaining any live food like this in the tank as preferable.
any help on any of these issues (and yes they seem to be all over the place) would be greatly appreciated.