2.5g Modified For Algae-scape

Fahn

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I am modifying a 2.5 gallon acrylic aquarium to be an algae-scape, with nothing but dense green algae. I plan to put a few dwarf shrimp or micro crabs in.

I have replaced the small LED with the LED strip from a 29 gallon aquarium and it is very, very bright. I want to blast it with 10+ hours of light per day and dose macros. Only the front will be wiped clean.

The small filter that the tank uses has a sponge over the intake now.

Below are pictures, tell me if you think it would work.

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Cool! Will you stock it with anything, mabye some RCS to enjoy some of that algea? What kind of algea you looking to cultivate?
 
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Cool! Will you stock it with anything, mabye some RCS to enjoy some of that algea? What kind of algea you looking to cultivate?
Hopefully green hair algae, and was considering RCS or micro crabs.
 

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You'll need to make sure you get hair algae then. I would imagine you'll get more than just that then.
 
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You'll need to make sure you get hair algae then. I would imagine you'll get more than just that then.
I was thinking of culturing some algae from the glass of my larger tank, do you think that would work?
 
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Update:. 4 days into experiment with algae, am increasing lighting to 24 hours a day. Adding small pinches of nitrate salts and a few drops of Seachem Iron really boosted growth. I really want to put shrimp in this thing when it is done.

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