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Algae scape?

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I've been taking some steps to turn my 10 into an algae only scape, maybe some moss and swords and crypts too.

I've got some algae from the biggest koi pond at work that is pretty cool.
It's like BBA, only green, and STRONG. it was hard enough to get a few square inches.

anyway, it's not invasive, and only grows on dying plants and surfaces.

this would be awesome if i could get it to grow all over the wood, glass(except the front) and sand. then put a few small powerheads on a wave maker system and breed some killies in there.

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sounds cool I think that is the same stuff that i pulled out of a river one day. I was attached to a rock and look great. My buddy put it in his tank but some flag fish got to it before it could spread.
you can try using those algae balls to carpet an area.. I think it's clado.
Yep, got Clado sp.
They're staying as balls for now.
The algae i got form work is cool, it reminds me of Clado balls, only carpeted and a little slimier. It's very hard to remove, it roots like a weld.

I need to remov e my oto, he's eating some, but the shrimp in the tank are only picking through it.
I don't think it tastes very good, as the big Koi in the pond this stuff came from don't eat it.

I'm thinking of trying to make a peice of DW absorb KNO3 and KH2PO4 for a couple weeks, then put it back in the tank, and see if the algae doesn't attack it.
you could do a nano scape of nothing but green spot algae and cladophora, but I would not put any other plants in there, just rocks and wood for the algae to grow on.
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