Re: High intensity lights - question
>From: sywang at whale_st.usm.edu (Shiao Y. Wang)
>Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 13:12:31 -0600 (CST)
>I'm trying to do something opposite of what we usually try to do - I'm
>trying to grow algae. I have a setup to grow phytoplankton (suspended algae
>essentially) to feed diaphnia and fairy shrimp. I'd like to have more intense
>lighting for the phytoplankton.
Is more intense light really needed to grow algae or just longer hours?
For my daphnia culture have a plastic garbage pail with a 100 W bulb mounted
in the lid. I fertilize with a little garden fertilizer and leave the light
on all the time. There is plenty of green algae growing on the sides and
surface and lots of daphnia.
I would love to get the green water, suspended algae. I guess I have to
wait for spring to get a wild culture.
Bill Hamlin, P.Eng.
Power Resource Evaluation Engineer
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Personal homepage: http://www.mbnet.mb.ca/~hamlin/bill.html