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Feeding diatoms

im thinking about putting my water from a waterchage into a big bottle and placeing it under a light to hopeful grow some diatoms.when it looks like some are in there ill pour some in the tank.any feedback?i dont know what this will feed but i guess im just experimenting.

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im thinking about putting my water from a waterchage into a big bottle and placeing it under a light to hopeful grow some diatoms.when it looks like some are in there ill pour some in the tank.any feedback?i dont know what this will feed but i guess im just experimenting.

Benthic diatoms will have no use to anything except maybe snails. Pelagic diatoms (phytoplankton) are worth culturing if you have something that eats them but it's extremely time consuming.

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just wonder why you say no fishmonger....i was actually thinking snails eat them and hopefuly asteria,and a type of spegetti worm except it only has 2 whips.im really not concerned about green algae.i dont want cyano or green hair but green smooth is something i need for mainly the asteria.

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anyone have comments,experience with this?

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what are you trying to do?

 

what are you trying to accomplish with this?

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please read thread,just experimenting i guess

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