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Re: [Killietalk] cyanobacteria
Lee noted the observation that fish in green water tanks seem to be
exceptionally healthy (not in so many words), and I've had the same
experience. Reasons? Many (not all) single celled algae are little HUFA
factories. So when other small invertebrates in that tank (copepods,
rotifers, large ciliates, whatever) take in the algae, they also take in
these valuable oils that increase their nutritive value to the fish. Just a
thought. It's also why green algae are the favored enrichments for daphniae,
rotifers, copepods, and brine shrimp.
----- Original Message -----
From: "lee Van Hyfte" <littleleeper23 at hotmail_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] cyanobacteria
> Hello All.
> Sorry Jim, Big John is correct in that gtt is drops. SO to clarify 3
> drops/ gallon every 12 hours.
> I would like to add that it is also important to use Fresh Hydrogen
> peroxide. The stuff runs about 50 cents a bottle. It is fairly unstable
> replacing it from time to time is a good idea.
> There are a million and one uses for the stuff in the fishroom. Including
> sterilization. I like to use it to sterilize spawning mops instead of
> boiling or bleach. The waste products are water and oxygen. So no NASTY
> chlorine to deal with.
> For those with plastic plants It will oxidize the algae right off of the
> plastic leaves too. Uncut though.
> PLEASE do not get the industrial strength hydrogen peroxide. I think it
> Pat hartman that accidentally got his 30% bottles mixed up and totally
> a tank of livebearers. He brought it home from work or something of the
> sort. Plus that 30% solution can be down right dangerous to you let
> the fish.
> I have to second or third the Daphnia and greenwater. OD the tank on
> daphnia and it should be cleared in just a couple of days. Plus the
> resident fishies will get a belly full.
> Oddly enough let it stay in there and see what your fishes do. I have
> some extremely fast growing conditions in greenwater. Also color tends
> be enhanced. Not sure as too why. COuld just be the fact that you put
> in a 2 inch blue gularis and the next time you are actually able to see
> fish he is 8 inches. WHo Knows!
> Great food for baby rainbowfish too. Just place a mop full of eggs in 2.5
> gallon with a trickle of air and you will have fry everywhere. It is
> good for Ples. lacerdai too.
> Oh back to Cyanobacteria, My Mom is deathly allergic to the stuff. If we
> allowed it to be in the open air she would begin wheezing from the algae
> fumes. So be careful. I even noticed some itching on my arms when
> cleaning out tanks just full of the algae. So you can have allergies to
> it. I think that Bob was kinda leading us that way so I hope that was of
> some use to you.
> God Bless, Lee <><
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