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Old 04-20-2014, 12:22 AM   #1
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Infusoria

How small are the little critters in an infusoria. Starting to get really murky and I want to filter out the rotting lettuce. If I strain it through a coffee filter will the little edible stuff make it thru
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:35 AM   #2
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Easiest thing to do is to get a jar (I find old baby food jars the best) fill it with a bit of aquarium water and toss a slice of potato or cucumber in it. Then sit the jar (with no lid) on a window ledge. In a few days to a week it will become cloudy. Just pour in a bit and top it back off with more aquarium water.

Depending on how many fry you are feeding you may want a few jars working in rotation.

This will keep rotting food out of your tank(s)

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An infusoria culture should be clear. The cloudiness is a bacterial bloom which becomes food for the infuroria. As the infusoria increase in numbers the water will clear. the water will appear murky, perhaps, but not cloudy.
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Seems I've been feeding too soon. Thanks Bill for clearing that up.

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It's been a long time since I have used it, but it is important that there is a high concentration of critters so you don't put a lot of dirty water into the fry tank. It is a good idea to have more than one going.
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