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vikinglord13
08/17/2015, 09:14 PM
Given the "waste" of old saltwater, I was wondering if anybody has tried/have had success with having a saltwater plant farm? I came across this article (http://cleversurvivalist.com/2013/06/17/edible-salt-water-plants-for-ocean-raft-survival/) on a survivalist website that talks about different edible foods. Anybody?

What spurred this thought is the idea that many aquarists live in low-rain areas (Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, etc.). I figure if one could make a good enough farm they would be "wasting" less water :spin1:

sde1500
08/18/2015, 02:08 PM
I'd probably just grow loads of this:
http://www.cnet.com/news/bacon-flavored-algae-is-a-thing-now/

vikinglord13
08/18/2015, 08:56 PM
That is definitely tempting.

nerose
08/19/2015, 09:09 AM
I'm in! Yum.

jayball
08/19/2015, 09:24 AM
There was a thread on here about someone that had a fairly large red ogo (specific type of gracilla) farm going. Multiple tanks/troughs both inside and out.

http://www.hawaii.edu/reefalgae/invasive_algae/rhodo/gracilaria_parvispora.htm

vikinglord13
08/26/2015, 06:34 PM
That's encouraging! It'd be nice knowing one isn't wasting as much water