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Cultivating protozoa instead of algae? 4

Intersted in mass genocide? A nitrogen flush a day keeps the protozoa at bay!

Learned it the hard way... Its nice to monitor a preditor pray system. Just not right now :P

1h anaerobe a day will do miracles. Protozoa need plenty of O2 to keep racing around. Deprive them of that and your algae will be really happy.
Mon October 04 2010 09:29:37 PM by AlgaeMaffiosi 1584 views

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  • Tue October 05 2010 10:26:16 AM

    Sounds like a great idea! Is this just an idea or has it been put into practice in your part of the algae world?
    Mr. Maffiosi, Sir, could you give a few more facts
    on how much and what form of nitrogen to use in this daily doseing of N.
    Almost respectively yours, Sir

    Alan Schaefer, USA


    Just regular N2 gas sparged into my reactor 1h a day at the end of the night phase. Did this in practice. And microscopic pictures confirm protozoa are not as active as they used to be. An alternative is growing at a pH of 9. works as well.

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  • Tue October 05 2010 05:10:16 PM

    Woops. Edited your post.

    Just regular N2 gas sparged into my reactor 1h a day at the end of the night phase. Did this in practice. And microscopic pictures confirm protozoa are not as active as they used to be. An alternative is growing at a pH of 9. works as well.

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  • Wed October 06 2010 09:26:42 AM

    Sounds pretty interesting.

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