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Early Aquaculture Experiments 3

Above are pictures of my first misguided attempts at ornamental aquaculture. This was in Feb 1998. In fact, I started doing aquaculture this way before realizing that it is better to use hydroponic vegetable kits.

At left is an Echeveria. At right is a Myrtillocactus. In the centre is a Mammillaria without a top or visible roots. However, it appeared to be absorbing nutrients, hence the new offset.

One problem with this scheme is the eventual attack of algae. However, I'm told (from a cacti_etc member) that very effective chemicals for stopping the growth of algae exists for orchids. I haven't found any in Malaysia, though. Normally aquarium algae treatment chemicals are not suitable, as they mess up the chemistry of the plant nutrients.

The other problem is that the maintenance effort is high if your specimen count in such aquaculture containers start to increase. Sure, it looks nice, but can you grow 100 specimens in 100 glasses? I think not. Ornamental aquaculture is only for a few select specimens, it is not for masses of plants.


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