Grow my own algae?

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Grow my own algae?

#1 Post by Jonnyvine » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:02 pm

Hello. :)

I'm a noob, but is there a way I can grow some algae at home to look under the microscope?

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Re: Grow my own algae?

#2 Post by coominya » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:20 am

I'm new as well, I found this though, a fairly rigorous procedure but worth a read. ... ae-at-Home

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Re: Grow my own algae?

#3 Post by McConkey » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:40 pm

I recently had a very similar question in regards to setting up an “indoor stream”


You can find the topic here. I purchased some aquarium plant food off amazon found down below which I drop into the aquarium about 2x a week. I also go to my local pet shop and get a bag of water from their aquarium before they do a clean so I have “fresh” dirty water. This introduces new bacteria into the tank. If you don’t have a local pet store you can also buy bottled bacteria for fish tanks. As it stands right now I have to actually clean the tank once every 2 weeks as the algae grows so quickly. It took about 2 weeks for the algae to start growing. Keeping the tank next to the window in direct sunlight is a must and at night I turn on the aquarium light, algae likes light!! ... ref=plSrch

I hope this helps! Feel free to ask any questions!!
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