RRA's Phytoplankton Blend, 32 oz.
Phytoplankton are the lowest organism on the oceanic food chain, which is a natural way to increase bio diversity. Phytoplankton is a photosynthetic organism that naturally multiplies in the ocean, but due to the conditions of hobbyist’s reef tanks, these beneficial powerhouses can’t multiply and must be dosed. Benefits of Phyto include better coral growth and coloration, healthier, more plentiful copepods and although not designed to, may improve water chemistry as phytoplankton naturally consume nitrates and phosphates. This phyto then can be removed by your skimmer. It is recommended that phyto is dosed to individual colonies of coral for best results. It can also be dosed to an entire tank to supplement copepod growth. After phytoplankton is dosed, it is best to turn the skimmer off for approximately 1 hour to allow absorption and feeding. We feature our three species blend of phytoplankton which include:
1. Nannochloropsis Gaditana
2. Tetraselmis sp
3. Isochrysis galbana