as some of you may (or may not) know, im getting into breeding clowns. i was going to try my hand at culturing rotifers before my clowns start spawning so i can be sure of the exact method to use.
any suggestions here? any process i should avoid or tips you guys have? i am using a couple 1/2 gallon "critter keepers" (little plastic tanks) with an airstone, all attached to a gang with a low bleed so as not to have water that is too wild for the poor critters. lighting is rather ambient, i have them under one of those striplight fixtures that they sell at home depot with just some regular sunlight flourescents in it. think thats ok?
parameters in the tanks are close to that of the tank the fry will be kept in (which is currently running, cycled yet uninhabited) with a pH of 8.0 temp of 78 F and SG
of 1.017. do those parameters sound good?
now a question on greenwater. this might be stupid but instead of spending all that money to buy the stuff, can i just put water out in the sun and wait for it to turn green? this has been an expensive venture already, im trying to save some $$.
after the larvae is in the tank i plan on increasing my rotifer population to encompass a 10 g tank so i will have enough for those hungry buggers.
thanks for any input, im tryign to avoid a rotifer "crash", which i have read about and are apparently common!!