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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, my 2nd post of the day. For anyone who grows their own Phytoplankton (and I know there are arguments for and against dosing with it but Im growing it for my pod supply for my mandarin), do you put a heater in the container? Ive never seen any containers with heaters but Im seeing almost...
  2. Marine Depot
    AlgaGen’s Erik Stenn Tells Us Why We Should Feed PhycoPure SeaPro, The First Living Frozen Phytoplankton, To Our Reef Tanks—And Teases More Live Frozen Foods May Be Coming PhycoPure SeaPro is a live algae culture delivered to you in “suspended animation.” Once thawed, the phytoplankton...
  3. The THINK Tank
    Hello, Setting up a new reef tank. I would like to setup a food chain before adding any fish/corals. I think, for example, the bottom of the food chain is phytoplankton, but beyond that I do not know where to go if that is where I should start. Your thoughts or info is greatly appreciated...
  4. Marine Depot
    Coral Food and Feeding Today we're going to share some of our favorite coral foods with you and explain the importance of feeding. We also captured some nice macro shots of the corals in our office tanks! What do you feed your corals?
  5. General classifieds
    I've got some phytoplankton for sale. Cheapest you'll ever find anywhere. 2 16.9 oz bottles or 1 quart is $12.50 1 16.9 oz bottle or 1/2 quart is $8.00 Prices are including priority mailing http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=181671726621...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I've discovered a unique cap that allows me to more efficiently hatch baby brine shrimp. It is also capable of potentially being used for phytoplankton and zooplankton culturing. I created a turtorial to show how it can be used for a brine shrimp hatchery. I'm going to convert my phytoplankton...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    This is how I have gone about dosing my reef aquarium with live sources of food. I've put together an approach that is suitable for my needs. Hopefully others who are reading this thread can provide additional information on their methods that I myself or others can benefit from.
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I understand how to culture the phytoplankton but how do I feed the fish and coral with it? Do I like pour it in or what lol and if anyone can send me to a thread about culturing cope and amphipods
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I was a constant buyer of phytoplankton and for the last six months I have not used it and nothing seems to miss it. I have a mixed reef consisting of softies, LPS , and a few tolerant SPS. Awhile back I was told that the only thing in my tank that needed it was my 1 flame scallop. I don't have...
  10. Marine Depot
    Kent Marine Phytoplex Phytoplankton provides necessary proteins, carbohydrates and lipids for hard & soft corals, tube worms, clams and other invertebrates—and it's 40% till Sunday @ midnight! Highlights Kent Phytoplex is a highly concentrated complex of aqua cultured, naturally occurring...
  11. Livestock Breeding and Propagation
    Setting up my rack for culturing phytoplankton and would prefer to do a DIY led setup for lighting... I'll be using 6500K LED's for it and was just curious if anyone else is using LED as all I have really seen are fluorescent lighting setups.
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I think my clam just ate its first spot feeding, I slowly basted it with a mixture of zoo plankton and phytoplankton and as I was doing this it began to open and close a lot. It would open to the extent of the mantel and quickly close, it repeted this throught the feeding. Is this normal...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    So my culture of Isochrysis is finally up and running I was wondering if regular additions would help make some of the harder to keep filter feeders easier to take care of. I am especially thinking about Coco worms, Gorgonians, and Flame Scallops. Maybe even a clam after I upgrade to a bigger tank.
  14. The THINK Tank
    strangeness, adding greenwater directly to a coral tank http://www.ventralfins.com/livefood_microalgae.html i don't know what to think other than a bunch of curiosities. in my head this should be great for SPS coral. i'm thinking total nutrient additions to the tank would be on par with...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so 3days of darkness apart from a few hours a day to make sure my coral lives and my tank is looking mostly better still greenish though should I leave the light off? And got a protein skimmer a cheap one :-/ because of budget and its so noisy and hasn't set in yet oh and my sexy shrimps...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So Im in the process of putting a (hopefully) azoox tank together. Im not sure when or if it will ever happen, but for now Im just getting all my ideas together. So being at school and having sports, I wouldnt be able to feed it mutiple times daily. So I was brainstorming some ways to auto...
  17. General classifieds
    Hello guys! Need 1Liter of live Phytoplankton, who can send this to Portugal? :) Tyvm!! BA
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have a quick question... Can feeding a tank with phytoplankton cause a nitrate and/or phosphate buildup? Or can it fuel an algal bloom? Or any other bad outcomes? I have a reef with all sorts of corals. My dad picked some up and I'm not sure if I should use it or not. I know it's for feeding...
  19. DIY Forum
    Hey all, i recentally started growing my own phyto. Having alot of success only using f2 and esstenial elements. questions though for those that have grown and dosed their own. I tested my final product and i would like to know what my results should be i know im going to have phosphates but...
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