LIVE Aquarium Food Provide natural micro foods to the fish and corals in micro enviroments.
Phytoplankton Cultures Provide acess to our vast library of pathogen free cultures for your use.
Lab Growout Support Provide nutritional help at critical points in embryo development.
Nutraceuticals To better human and animal health.
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 date.
PhycoPure SeaPro is the most inovative new Phyto on the market today. It is a single species “FROZEN” phytoplankton that instantly comes back to life when added to clean saltwater. Yes that's right it starts to grow when added to saltwater. It is a great general feed for your reef. PhycoPure SeaPro is a great food for amphipods, copepods, clams, scallops, shrimp larvae, sponges and many types of corals.
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.
PhycoPure CopePOD Blend CopePODS do not eat all types of phytoplankton. In fact, there are specific types of phyto that are best for POD growth. The two that we use in-house to produce our PODS have been bottled fresh, so that you will have the best results possible. This blend of Phyto is also GREAT for clams…it really is!
PhycoPure Greenwater is a term for water that has green algae in it. The term and approach has been used in aquaculture for decades. Greenwater is a mesocosm technique used to raise larvae and feed rotifers. Our Greenwater is composed of Nannochloropsis algae that is great for some filter-feeders, larvae, some copepods and rotifers. It is also known to be a great water conditioner (it consumes/binds nitrate, phosphate, heavy metals). A bottle is good for months in the refrigerator.
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 claves (families) in our bottle.