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Daphnia culture in D.C.
Can anyone tell me where to find a daphnia culture in the Washington,
I have ordered a culture from L.F.S. Cultures today, but don't really
expect to have it in hand this year.(http://www.lfscultures.com/home.html.
Seems like a neat place- if it's a live fish food culture, they have it.
They even have the wingless fruit flies someone was asking about on this list
a while ago.) I expect the slow service because they don't take credit cards
I have a severe green water problem I would like to see if the daphnia
can cure. The 65 gal. tank has four ottos and a farlowella. I figure if the
daphnia fix the water, my cories will have a feast when I put them in the
This green water problem is severe enough (cannot see five inches into
tank) that I do not mind paying for a second culture if I can just get it
The tank has been set up for five weeks. 192 watts/six hours per day
(just cut from ten). NO3 ~10 ppm. PO4 was <.5 ppm,and added a phosphate
pillow yesterday. TMG sometimes. Dave Gomberg's CO2 kit. Tank is packed
with Hygro, giant hygro, anacharis, hygro Sunset, dwarf sag. I don't want to
buy a UV sterilizer or diatom filter, but will if I have to. I am patient,
and the plants and fish seem OK.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Silver Spring, MD