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Re: [APD] RNEW tank algae/algae eaters
Thanks a lot for the follow up. I have reduced the light schedule and
the algae growth is little slowed now.
Will keep a note on the shrimp size.
Will update my progress again..
On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:58 PM, <RMGTBTS at aol_com> wrote:
> Got a response back on my inquiry about the ferts you are using and if
> there was any Nitrogen in that product.
> The answer, and it came ultamately from ADA, Japan, was
> "There is not nitrogen"
> Back to your tank. There are a lot of places that sell cherry shrimp.
> What a lot of people dont know is that they have a realatively short
> lifespan. This means that if you buy nice big really red cherry shrimp it is very
> possible that they may not live very long.
> The best way is to find a source commercial or hobbyist, for what is
> called a "colony" of 25 or so shrimp of various ages and sizes. This will get
> your colony going and if taken care of properly you may never have to buy
> another cherry shrimp again.
> Lots of fish eat algae. Many only eat it when they get nothing else to
> eat. Some stop foraging when they get older. You have a small tank. Try the
> cherry barbs and ocats, nerites and shrimp.
> But you really need some NITROGEN so dont be too concerned about the algae
> now that you have your lights on a reasonable schedule. Know anyone else
> that has a fish tank??? Ask them if you can get a couple of gallons of
> there tankwater the next time they do a water change. Or just ask them for it.
> This will introduce some nitrates and while not as good as fish waste,
> (the plants can take the ammonia directly from the water and can use it easier
> than the Nitrates found in the tank water).
> want to just buy something?? Try Yamato Green-N.( i have used this and it
> works very well as does the basic YG) or Flourish Nitrogen (i have not
> used this product but have known people who have used Flourish with success,
> made by Seachem).
> How you do it really doesn't matter.
> rich green
> milton ma
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