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Old 07-14-2011, 04:37 AM   #1 
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did i do this right?

Uh... so I am practicing making infusoria and although I have some in a cup with a moss ball plant, I wanted to try making some of my own with lettuce. I used dechlorinated tap water and chopped lettuce I put in a cup. It has been sitting in the window for five days now and there s this silvery film over to top but I doesn't seem like what I need. The water is getting green and there is a slight stinky odor but only if you stick your nose in it. I don't see anything moving in it. There are like tiny micro pieces of lettuce fibers floatng in it. Did I mess up o r do I need to wait longer ? 0. O
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:14 PM   #2 
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Im doing something similar with similar results and also curious.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:22 PM   #3 
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I have no idea, but that does look disgusting. Dig in! lol.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:40 PM   #4 
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LOL I think I am better off buying petsmart aquatic plants or asking them for their green water, lol. XD my spouse said it looks nasty....
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:46 AM   #5 
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That looks right except you have too much lettuce. In that cup, you only need one small piece. IMO it's easier to make "green water" - algae which is food for micro organisms. But I think it has to be set out side, in the open, to work.

TBH I've never really succeeded culturing anything with dead veggies. But It does work if I just let it age out side until the water clears. I can't see anything moving in the water, but fry seem to thrive in them..... I use big tubs - my breeding tubs.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:46 AM   #6 
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Here is a quick 18 second video of some infusoria in a betta fry tank. I hope this helps give you a general idea of what infusoria look like. There are also a few baby brine shrimp for size comparision.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF_0HnBKZ7k
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