PhytoPlankton are single celled “plants” that are important to the health of a reef tank. PhytoPlankton take excess nutrients such as nitrates, phosphates, heavy metals, iron, sunlight, carbon dioxide and create fatty acids that are critical to the health of many marine organisms. The way it works is that PhytoPlankton produce Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and are either consumed directly by a filter feeder or by copepods that are in turn eaten by fish or corals. In this way these super important fatty acids enter the food chain. At best guess there are over 100,000 different types of PhytoPlankton in the oceans-they are not all the same; “Phyto is not Phyto”.
AlgaGen has assembled blends of PhytoPlankton in a line called PhycoPure™. These blends are live, nutritious, are convenient and easy to use. We do not use preservatives in our PhycoPure™ line. All of our PhycoPure™
products have lot numbers along with a freshness date. Your success is our success-check the dates.
PhycoPure™ Reef Blend
PhycoPure™ Reef Blend is the most diverse assemblage of Phyto on the market today. It has 9 different types and even contains zooxanthellae. It is a great general feed for your reef. The Reef Blend is a great food for amphipods, copepods, clams, scallops, shrimp larvae, sponges and certain corals.