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How many daphnia does it take.....

to clear a 29-gallon green water tank? Anyone have experience with this? I
have about 150 daphnia in my tank enclosed in a netted cage so the fish
won't eat them. I have a puddle out back full of daphnia. My 3 year old and
I harvested a bunch yesterday and put them in the tank. I thought I'd try
this approach before resorting to some chemical. Might borrow the UV light
from a fellow maple syrup guy here at work.

I have tank woa's. Plants are growing, not real great, but growing. Problem
is I can't seem to get them to outpace the algae and get it on the run.
Maybe the green water is not allowing enough light to reach the plants?
Plants are pearling, but not a whole lot. They used to give off a constant
stream of oxygen bubbles, but not now.

Don't know if need to add more nutrients so plants will thrive better of
slow feeding of fish and cut light source by a few hours????

5KH - Carbonate Hardness
<.3mg/L No2- Nitrite
PH 7.5-8.0
7.5GH - General Hardness
.09 Nitrite-nitrogen concentration
NH3/NH4 - no traces

I feel like I'm missing one important thing to get the plants back on line.
Don't know what it is. I have 2watt/ gallon using (2) 40w biax rated at
3500K. Could that be my problem with algae growth?

Wife isn't liking the look of the tank in the living room anymore so know
I'm getting desperate. She wasn't impressed with the 150-water fleas either!
ha ha