Re: NANFA-- growing my own live food
Sun, 16 Feb 2003 09:25:56 EST

In a message dated 2/16/03 7:08:15 AM, writes:

<< You can't have too much green water or too many daphnia!

I second that. I have been struggling for many years trying to grow Daphnia
with only limited success until I recently created a green water generator.
A plastic tub (18 gallons) on the cellar floor (about 60 degrees) with a 40
watt incandescent bulb an inch or so from the surface on for 24 hours a day.
With three gold fish and feeding heavily I got no green water until the real
secret was revealed. The real secret was when I added 3 large (day and night)
mystery type snails, and some Miracle Gro soluble fertilizer. Now I have
green water and three different Daphnia types - Magna, pulex and Ceriodaphnia
going well in 2 liter soda bottles. They are doing so well that they are
consuming all the green water I can generate so I just started a second
larger tub for green water.

Lee Harper
Media, PA
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