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™ Zooxanthellae We are really excited about this product. For years we have been growing and selling zooxanthellae, and have heard stories ranging from stressed M. digitatas rebounding (when treated with zooxanthellae) to entire tanks coloring up. We decided to get this “tool” into the public domain and so far, the stories keep coming in. One such story goes as follows, hi alkalinity, new lighting and the tank bleaches. Once the stress event was addressed, and the PhycoPure™ Zooxanthellae added, the tank rebounded to iridescence within weeks. If your corals are not too far gone try this. It is a benefit to regularly add this product to your tank because corals are known to expel their zooxanthellae from time to time, stressed or not. There are two clades (families) in our bottle.