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An easy way to grow algae for feeding is in a tank set up for that purpose. Put a number of rocks in a shallow tank, like a 20 long or 40 breeder. Include a rock or plant from another tank that has even a tiny amount of algae on it. Add a few drops of HOUSE PLANT fertilizer to the tank., and give it plenty of light. Without plants to compete with it, the algae will soon cover the rocks. Then you can place one at a time in with your obligate algae eating fish for them to clean off. Rotate them in and out of your algae farm, and remember to feed the algae, but sparingly, or you'll make a mess!<g>

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If you grow the algae on rocks in a SEPARATE container from the fish, (which was the point of my first post) it need not cost much at all. A 10G tank is less than $10, but if even that is too much, buy a $2 plastic sweater box, and put it in a bright sunny window.

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