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I know people on the coast growing them outdoors, but our inland temperatures swing too much from down to low 30's at night in winter to 110+ in the summer, so I'm growing them indoors. At this point, I have a 10-gallon co culture of them with snails and a 2-gallon of them with dero worms. I have air pumps in both of them but without an air stone as the daphnia do better with bigger bubbles. I have bright lighting over them and hornwort to keep the ammonia down. The snails eat the algae in their tank, and I just scrape the algae off the sides of the other one with a spatula, so the daphnia and dero worms can use it more easily. I don't even do water changes; I just use a turkey baster to extract obvious gunk (like when I made the mistake of mixing in whole wheat flour, which no one ate!) and to suck up creatures to feed to the Endlers. The amount of water I'm taking out and replacing daily seems to keep everyone happy.bigdreams said:
You can start with that 1.5 gallon, but they'll probably outgrow it fast. If you're not doing dero worms (they seem to do better in shallow water), then go with the 10 gallon. You can have snails in there with themDiscus-Tang said:Will 1.5 gallon unfiltered be fine for raising daphnia? Or should I get a ten gallon.