Step 1: Gather the Materials
To start, you need,
-A clear growing container (shallow containers with lots of surface area work best)
-A grow light and timer
-Micro Algae Grow
-A Starter Culture
Sea Salt: No, not from your pantry you gourmet fiend, you can get this at most pet or aquarium stores.
Grow Light: you can pick up a plant fluorescent and rack from walmart for ~$10.... Make sure you have a light timer.
Micro Algae grow: our most crucial ingredient. (besides the actual algae) There are a number of nutrient formulas people have experimented with, and truthfully, I've only had mixed results with this one. Experiment with what works best.
A Starter Culture: These can be obtained from a few places online. I recommend www.empco.org/edu