2.5g Modified For Algae-scape

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Fahn, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Fahn

    Fahn Fishlore VIP Member

    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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  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Don't see why it wouldn't! Any particular reason for this? ;)
     
  3. Culprit

    Culprit Fishlore VIP Member

    Cool! Will you stock it with anything, mabye some RCS to enjoy some of that algea? What kind of algea you looking to cultivate?
     




  4. OP
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    Fahn

    Fahn Fishlore VIP Member

    Really dense algae looks almost like grass, I think it'd look cool to see everything carpeted in it.
     
  5. OP
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    Fahn

    Fahn Fishlore VIP Member

    Hopefully green hair algae, and was considering RCS or micro crabs.
     
  6. Culprit

    Culprit Fishlore VIP Member

    That would be cool!
     
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    You'll need to make sure you get hair algae then. I would imagine you'll get more than just that then.
     
  8. OP
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    Fahn

    Fahn Fishlore VIP Member

    I was thinking of culturing some algae from the glass of my larger tank, do you think that would work?
     
  9. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Should help!
     
  10. vikingkirken

    vikingkirken Well Known Member Member

    Are you going to add driftwood or rocks for it to grow on? This sounds neat :)
     
  11. OP
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    Fahn

    Fahn Fishlore VIP Member

    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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