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Re: spirulina

Date: Sat, 19 Apr 1997 00:53:43 GMT
From: Sparrow <spug at intlog_demon.co.uk>

>Tell us more, please, about the cultivation of spirulina, I am having no
>success with daphnia culturing..... Could this be the answer?

Mmmmm.  Well, spirulina, or at least I'm pretty sure that's what it is, is
a green, non-encrusting, non-attached filamentous algae.  It grows in mats,
either on the water's surface or entangled in the plants.  I suspect that I
got it in my 55g tank recently when I added new plants (probably the
barclaya).  I don't remember when or how I got it in my daphnia tank, but
it was long before I added the daphnia.

It seems to like hard water, but I'm not sure if it doesn't like soft water
just as well.  It can also handle some direct air contact without severe

It likes bright, bright light, and can take 24h duration without any

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