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RE: [APD] RE: Algae Bloom?? PLEASE READ! Thanks!!
I used one of the microscopes at my work. It's an Olympus CK 2 dissecting
scope. I used a final magnification of x100 (x10 lens). You should be able
to see protists and worms easily at x40. I poured a thin layer of my tank
water into an empty petri dish to reduce the vertical plane in which I had
to work in. Much easier that way. If you have problems finding anythin, you
could centrifuge the lot to concentrate it ... ;-) I doubt you would see a
dense population or microorganisms in clean tank water ( my sample was from
the peak of my algae bloom).
What microscope do you have? More specifically, what
is your magnification range? I recently purchased
one, but have not been able to see anything in my tank
water. I'm pretty sure that's a good thing, but it's
a decent microscope.
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