breeding phytoplankton

Discussion in 'Breeding Tropical Fish' started by 10acrewoods, Jan 12, 2009.

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  1. 10acrewoods

    10acrewoods Fire Goby

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    So have looked at a few sights and am going to try to breed some phytoplankton and have a good idea but only thing I didn't see is a temp. any one know what temp I should keep water at. Most setups are just from 2 liter bottles and have no temp control is this saying roomtemp is ideal.
    Also has any ever started a culter just by using DT live phytoplankton? How has this worked for you?
    Thank in advance
     
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  3. Froc3

    Froc3 Fire Goby

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    Yeah, i think the stuff can live at room temp. No idea about DT phyto, but if it's live I'm sure you could.. I wouldn't see why not. I'm sure someone on here has phyto going that could help more than I.
     
  4. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    You will become very frustrated if you try to use DT's. Because it's a blend of 3 different strains, you will rarely have a successful batch.

    Here's where you will want to get your culture from. https://3kserver7.com/~frank/secure/agora.cgi
     
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    rayjay Gigas Clam

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    I have 170 gallons of nanno cultures that I grow in four 26g garbage containers, one 20g garbage container, and the rest in I.O. pails, both old large ones and newer small pails.
    I only bleach a container after a crash, which doesn't happen that often thankfully. I used to crash more often when I used M.G. fertilizer, but seldom now that I'm using f/2 that I buy in Mass Packs from Florida Aqua Farms.
    My I.O pails, I clean out about every 8 days with a dedicated scrub brush and 160° F water. The garbage pails I only do every four to five weeks.
    When I first started I was using two litre pop bottles and four litre cider jugs, but found it was a lot cheaper to grow this phyto than to import the cryopaste I had been using for growing my brine shrimp to adults. (don't ask my wife what the basement looks like) Now I use the home grown nanno until the brine shrimp are well into the juvenile size, and then use cryopaste (Tahitian Blend) to finish their growth stage.
    Here is a pick of four of my pails under two twin strip fluorescent lamps.

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  9. ermano

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    I always wanted to get into doing this myself...


    Nice to see Roger is back and posting!!