2.5g Modified For Algae-scape

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

  1. FahnFishlore VIPMember

    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. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

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

  3. CulpritFishlore VIPMember

    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. FahnFishlore VIPMember

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

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

    That would be cool!
  7. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

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

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

    Should help!
  10. vikingkirkenWell Known MemberMember

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

    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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