Has anyone started their own infusoria culture? I've tried different ways that I found on the internet with no success. I'm looking for a sure fire way that works every time.
honestly, lighting shouldn't matter vs windo.... you don't want it to get too warm or cold,,,
70's or thereabouts...
just make sure you haven;'t treated the tank recently ( with any meds or salt)
I tried it with blanched veggies and algae wafers, but I was using an aquarium light on top of it. I will try putting in a window to see if that helps.
I am not sure if Dennis still has a culture running,, I had a few but not sure there is anything there..
i do have a couple micro worm type cultures, water based, where there should be some infusoria growing in them....
I would be happy to see what i have and let you know.
Jim Long, (killie guy who lives in the warrenton area) has MANY MANY infusoria cultures running.. just a trouble meeting up with him... Dennis and I met him in Fredericksburg 6 or 8 weeks ago and traded cultures... So he is a very good source and very generous.
on a different note...
have you tried parboiling a couple lettuce leaves, and putting them in a container (use aquarium water) of water.... to keep it running I put a piece of split pea and half an algae tab... place top o bottle but dont screw it , just let it sit on the top.
if you have a windowsill where you would eventually grow green water there that is a good location for the bottle.... ( i have used large orange juice bottles for this... not an opague container, a clear one)