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    Starting Phyto Culture - Podcast Episode 71

    Well, after much feedback and commentary around the Phyto Culturing video, i realized one main thing i left out was how to start the culture. well in this video i highlight how to do this using liquid starter culture. THis process is the same using culture disks, but since the liquid is a bit new and seemed to be more confusing i decided to go this route



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    Yess Another Vid
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    Clown and Goby are just chilling in the NanoCube 12

    120 almost ready for re-cycle


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    Perfect timing Rob. I ordered all my stuff ealier this week. So by next week I will start my first phyto culture. I purchased Nano FAF. I am sorry I didn't support Algagen, but I wanted to get the plankton collector and phyto at the same place to save on shipping. I will however get the isocrysis from them if all goes well.

    Thanks Again Rob!!!

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    Actually i do beleive this podcast is in audio format..

    sorry i too love the vidio casts


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    No, it is Video. It should be called phyto culturing Video 1. and rename the last one #2.

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    yea Your right. My computer must me messing up because its downloading as .mp3 I'm not to sure whats going on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wwest View Post
    yea Your right. My computer must me messing up because its downloading as .mp3 I'm not to sure whats going on.
    nope, that was my fault, i put the link it wrong..
    its fixed on the site now, and will be fixed in the feed shortly
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    has anyone tried their hand with quickslivers miricle grow uncrashable method?



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    Not yet, but I am going to attempt it both ways from the getgo. one with the micro algae gro stuff from Florida Aqua farms and one with MG.

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    I am kinda trying it. Melev updated his site since I'd been there last. I had emailed him with a question on it, because I was thinking that my splitting it once a week was causing an accumulation of Miracle-Gro.

    He said he splits every 4-6 weeks. I went two weeks without crashing, I ended up splitting it to replace what I used. Boy, it got nice and dark too.

    Now, I am thinking about buying the discs to start Isocrysis. If I do that, I'll probably switch to Micro Algae Grow. Florida Aqua Farms has it in bigger bottles than the 8.5oz.
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    Rob was that liquid culture directly off Algagen's site or Aquatic Ecosystems linked from Algagen?
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    its from one of Algagens resellers.
    found here
    http://www.seahorsesource.com
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    i dont have sound :s
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    120 almost ready for re-cycle


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    Quote Originally Posted by Small Fry View Post
    i dont have sound :s
    what player and version are you using to view the video?
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    I didn't have sound with iTunes, until I downloaded this last version. hth
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    well, i finally got my culture going! thanks again to all the guys that got me started!! heres some pics of my brew. right now i have 1 jar of nano, and 1 of iso going.



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    hey, looks alot like mine..
    very cool..
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    yep i kinda raided the local wal-mart soon after seeing the vid LOL

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    lol.. yep, thats where all my stuff is from.. (did i say that in the video?? lol )
    anyway, i took me two trips, cause they didnt have enough the first time around..

    do you get all the weird looks i did.. standing t the check out with go water dispensers and like all these little jugs...lol
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    yep you said it in the vid. it just happens theres a wal-mart about 5 mins from my house, nothing else but theres a wally world. LOL i got the same looks. if i would have bought some cold medicine they probably would think i was making a meth lab, and called the police on me LOL. oh the things we go through for our tanks!!

    PS its day 2 and everything is getting darker!

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    Hi Rob and everyone.

    I am chewing my way through the podcasts and find them very entertaining.
    This episode 71 I can't seem to download. It acts like a dead link.
    It is the only one of 40 so far acting like this.

    Thanks

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    hey UrbanSage, to Talkingreef

    thanks for the info, there seems to be a problem with my download tracking application thats used to generate these links.

    you can get the show directly here
    http://podcast.talkingreef.com/video...to-TR-Ep71.m4v
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    Thank you for great Video Podcast!

    Here is a picture of my phytoculture started after seeing your cultures. Im now feeding them to rotifers. Hopefully i will feed the rotifers to the frys(? fries?, fly=flies, Im Swedish ) of my Amphiprion frenatus that i hope will hatch tonight.

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    looks great
    its "Fry", BTW.

    i hope you have a lot more than in that picture.. you will need a few gallons of both (at least) to keep the clown fry alive..
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    What I meant was

    1 Fly and 2 Flies

    1 Fry and 2 Frys or Fries?

    I have a bit more now (twice as much of both), but since they laid their eggs 8 days ago this is the best i could do. I guess it´s a bit easyer to get hold of rotifers and phyto were your from, the Atlantic sea is between me and Florida aquafarms . But I will be ready the next time they lay eggs.
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