Green Water, phytoplankton - Nannochloropsis

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  1. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    Reefers I will have some fresh nanno at the store tomorrow to collect for free.

    Need to harvest why not give you some cultures ;-)


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    Cultured with F2
     
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    Please bring your own sterile bottles
     
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    Will you ship :)
     
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    Awesome service Andre:)
     
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    Dallas, harvesting means chucking cultures. Free just pay for courier and bottle.
     
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    How regularly do you release your soup into the market André?
    Free or charged for is irrelevant.
    More relevant... When are you starting a regular supply of mass cultured rotifers, pods etc... ;)
     
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    Its my special recipe. My soup is my own and I've completed a 6 week study on home fridge storage. Testing the limits for commercial sale in 100ml bottles.

    I was able to start a fresh culture from the stored cutlure in the average household frige for 6 weeks.

    Roties dwindled in numbers after 2 weeks but lots still living. The green water went clean which was a great sign.

    An awesome finding for me. Not based on the huge technical jargon I read but from trial and testing myself.

    My next experiment is growing cultures from tank water 1.026 and not 1.020 from the beginners guide I followed. Proving this will make home culture soooooo much easier ;-)
     
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    Awesome, will have to order stuff then too
     
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    Mmmmm wrong time of the month for me. Eating saltycracks atm.

    Where you getting the F/2 from and would you sell any F/2?
     
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    my 45cm leather just after a nanno dose :) very bad pics sorry but she/he shows an amazing response
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    Seeing as dibs is the rule on masa I place dibs on it all. LOL
     
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    Dude that's selfish. I'm sure there will be other people that want too. If I could get there I would take a start culture. Not greedy at all 100 ml that's it.
     
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    F/2 is like gold, im convinced another fertiliser will surfice and will continue experiments and hopefully try to get a solution for easier culture
     
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    Well ill have 3 litres of the stuff. Snoek can take it to you guys across the border ;-)
     
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    Doubt he'll share.
     
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    Awesome Andre, finally a supplier with live food!
     
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    Hi Andre, i am very new to the marine hobby. please tel me what exactly this stuff is used for? seeing that everyone is going gagga about it?
     
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    Understandable. I have other food for phyto so it's ok no stress.
     
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    Ryan, running extremely late but will take a second to quickly explain. I won't at all go into technical jargon but will explain in layman's terms.

    Phytoplankton (plant) is the basis of life in our oceans. It's the lowest food source in the food chain. This algae forms the basis of food supply to a myriad of life forms in our oceans. To me this is where the ocean starts - acting as a food source to the higher order, Zooplankton (animal species, e.g rotifiers) which in turn, supports species higher up in the food chain and so on. We need this zooplankton to feed newly hatched fry (fish).

    So adding this basis of life into our closed aquarium - feeding your zooplankton and your zooplankton feeding your pods all result in your salty pets absolutely loving you.

    Our systems are closed and for it to thrive you need to add what naturally lacks inside your aquarium.

    Your corals also thrive by giving them an extra micro food source and not only relying on photosynthesis.

    There you go - extremely basic but you get the picture.

    PLEASE NOTE ! This is ONLY my opinion. Opinions vary drastically nowadays. :)
     
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