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Stick some rocks and plant matter in food container in sunny window. It does take awhile. Too bad I just threw a container that was growing some I coulda mailed it to you to start it faster. You could do a couple of Malaysian trumpet snails they are good for planted tanks and they eat algae, dead plant matter and uneaten food. They only breed alot if you over feed your fish. Then you just have to put a piece of zucchini in the tank and pull in the morning with the excess snails.


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Oh, thanks for the thought of that container! I don't think I'm gonna go with the MTS, I think my tank would be too small for them. I did try putting some algae wafers in the tank to jump start it, but I don't think it worked. Oh well, I'll give your way a shot and see what happens! Thanks!
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Ooh!! I just thought of something! I have a creek by my house! Do you think I could take a small bit of water and grow algae from that? Have a small 1 gallon bowl to put it in.
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I feed my ramshorn snails blanched collard greens. Blanched spinach is also high in calcium. It makes their poop green, too!

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Haha! Lol, I wonder if nerite snails would eat spinach.
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Creek water is not going to start algae in might bring something to your tank you don't want in there. It actually took several months for algae to grow in the container. Most people don't want algae in their tank. The tank that I have some algae on the walls is two years old. In some ways I'd love to scrape it all off but I need to leave enough food for my nerite. You will have to be patient and you might request an algae donation from someone as a starter. Here is how one person suggested growing algae. You can use small rocks like a couple of bag of rocks from Petsmart for your small setup:



"Include a rock or plant from another tank that has even a tiny amount of algae on it. Add a few drops of HOUSE PLANT fertilizer to the container., and give it plenty of light. Without plants to compete with it, the algae will soon cover the rocks. Then you can place one at a time in with your obligate algae eating fish/snail for them to clean off. Rotate them in and out of your algae farm, and remember to feed the algae, but sparingly, or you'll make a mess!"


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Haha! Lol, I wonder if nerite snails would eat spinach.
I just bought some spinach for my nerite snails feeding them tonight, I'll let you know
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I am thinking about getting a Nerite soon. Today I went and got out some of our old tank decorations from our old tanks to help spruce up my new one. Some of them had some algae growth. I scrubbed off most of it, but I was wondering if this would be sufficient for a snail. The algae has been dry for a few years.

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