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Hi Im trying to grow microalgae at a small scale in my backyard but I havent been able to grow it. Can anyone could please tell me an easy way to grow them? How do I add CO2 to the water and what kind of nutrients should I feed them.

Thanks for your help

Fri December 10 2010 04:24:02 AM by Natyher25 2570 views

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  • Abomohra wrote:
    Fri December 10 2010 10:27:02 AM

    Hi Natyher25,

    Please tell me which organism you try to grow, is it axenic (contains no bacteria), unialgal (only one strain) or it is a mixture of different algae? Then I can give you suitable advice.

    Best Wishes

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  • Shankar wrote:
    Sat December 11 2010 06:54:28 AM

    Not bad. Good try. Such enthusiasm should pervade all over. Only then there will be breakthrus soon.

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  • Anna wrote:
    Mon December 13 2010 06:39:51 AM


    What strain are you trying to grow? I can suggest you the nutrients if you give me some more details about your project. good luck!

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  • Lucygreen wrote:
    Mon December 13 2010 06:43:15 AM

    @Natyher25 - What are the problems you are facing? How much light are you giving the algae? Are you relying on natural sunlight or artificial lighitng. are you growing them in open-ponds?

    @Shankar- I agree with you, such enthusiasm is certainly needed to achieve something big in this area of research.

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  • Thu March 03 2011 12:26:00 AM

    After reading all the comments, I am happy there are some people who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise to us who are explorers.
    I am going to start my open pond algae growth especially for biodiesel. What strain should I use? I want it to be unialgal pond system. I don't have problem with the sun in Malaysia, therefore my sunlight intensity is high and minimum for 8 hours/day. Carbon dioxide concentration will be around 0.4%. Any suggestions. Please advise

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