Phytoplex Phytoplankton - 16 oz.
Item # 197830 / Manufacturer Part # 00555
Kent Phytoplex is a highly concentrated complex of aqua cultured, naturally occurring marine phytoplankton. It contains Nannochloropsis, Tetraselmis and Isochrysis sp. Tahitian ranging in size from 2 to 15 microns. Phytoplex provides necessary proteins, carbohydrates and lipids for live and hard and soft corals, tube worms, clams and other invertebrates. It is rich in the omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA and is useful in feeding rotifers and other plankton and in raising larval fish. Phytoplex is grown in cold saltwater under laboratory conditions. It contains over 3 billion cells per capful and is typically about 15 times as concentrated as competing live cultures, meaning that one 8 oz. bottle of phytoplex has more phytoplankton cells than 1 gallon of the competition. It is free of viruses, toxins and heavy metals which can be a problem when using live algae cultures, cultured in outdoor ponds. Phytoplex contains Nannochloropsis, a small green flagellate and Tetraselmis, a large green flagellate both containing high EPA lipid levels as well as high protein contents. It also contains Tahitian Isochrysis, a small yellow flagellate which is rich in protein, carbohydrates and DHA lipids. Phytoplex is very useful in SPS and soft coral propagation as well as overall reef maintenance. Treats up to 4,720 gallons of water.
Provides rich sources of protein and EPA and DHA lipids, contains only natural species of marine phytoplankton and preserved for a long shelf life of 4 years.
Considerations for Use:
For SPS or soft coral propagation, Kent Phytoplex can be used daily. For best results, use Coral Accel simultaneously. Keep a close watch on water quality and do not overfeed Feed Micro-Vert once weekly in lieu of Coral Accel on that day. Continue normal regimen of Kent Kalkwasser, Tech CB and Coral-Vite. Kent Marine Essential Elements should be used simultaneously to replace those minerals lost to protein skimming and carbon or resin filtration. Tech I Iodine will provide excellent results. Live corals require strong lighting, with proper spectrum and strong water movement in a well established aquarium. Regular water changes with Kent Sea Salt are encouraged. Use Kent Marine Superbuffer-dKH or new Pro-Buffer dKH to control alkalinity, prevent swings, and encourage deposition of new coral structure.
|Package Size||16 oz.|
Directions: Shake well before using! Add 5 to 10 ml (1 to 2 tsp) per 50 gallons aquarium water in an area of high water flow, or by target feeding (recommended). Feed up to 3 times per week depending on animal load. In heavily stocked reef aquariums, the dosage may need to be increased. As with any food, overfeeding can affect water quality. Does not require refrigeration or freezing after opening, however refrigerating will prolong useful life. Target feeding individual animals is the most efficient method. Using a KENT Marine SeaSquirt, dispense food where it will flow over animal.
Nannochloropsis, Tetraselmis and Isochrysis sp. Tahitian. (All aqua cultured, naturally occuring marine phytoplankton). Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein (min) 0.4% Crude fat (min) 0.2% Crude fiber (max) 1% Moisture (max) 96% Omega 3 fatty acids (min) 0.02% Ash (max) 5%
Kent Phytoplankton 1/29/2015
Reviewer: Keys cheri
I have been using this for years in my marine tank. It's food for filter feeders and even rotifers.
Corals paradise 3/11/2013
Reviewer: James K
This is great for my corals and anenomes, it gives them good nutrients needed for great growth and color.