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Re: Daphnia Observations
> Subject: Re: Daphnia Observations
> Hey Bill,
> What do you do for water changes, if at all? How often, do you
> change your water chemistry at all, etc.?
> J Miller
> Edmonton, AB
My dapnia magna are growing in the basement in 2 five gallon plastic iceing
buckets obtained from our local Walmart bakery. Light is from a 26 watt
screw-in power compact flourescent bulb. Water changes are 50% done once or
twice a week with water from my 29 gal live plant/tetra tank. The
replacement water for the fish tank is treated with de-clor, but dilution
and ageing for a week seems to make the old water perfect for the dapnia. I
feed 'em Tahitian blend from Brine shrimp direct 2-3 times a week. I
harvest one swipe with the net from one bucket each day alternating back and
I also have 3 three litre cultures going in a SE facing window sill as a
protection against losing everything in a crash. These sunlit cultures kick
butt and produce heavily.
All cultures have airline bubblers at the surface. My water is about 7.75
ph at tap.
I'm looking for a less expensive feed for these critters. I tried the
frozen pea/paprika/vitamin mix when I first started, but I seemed to foul
the water easily. What do you all feed, and how much?
Leonard B. Akers
37.177 N, -80.440E