Live phyto & Zooplankton station

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  1. Papitto

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    Hey MASA,

    So i got the supersized culture kit from reef aquatics.
    I have done my first rotifer harvesting today. I guess you cant see them in the tank once they in, But my anthias and chromis were going crazy.:thumbup:

    I began my phytoplankton culture today as well, will check in 6 days. Made a airfilter from a syringe for the phyto culture... have filter floss, filter sponge + GAC in it. see pic.:peroni::peroni::peroni:
    Q:
    1. Can anybody share their rotifer harvesting regime. When and how?
    Do I strain with my coffee filter and put straight into the tank, or can I use the green water as well? Not too sure if I'm doing the right thing.:blush:
    2. Can I feed the tank with phytoplankton weekly?

    see pics of my starter setup.
    Using a "sky white" dual T8 light.

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    :thumbup: for the effort.

    Tagging, Im keen on starting my own cultures.
     
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    Well done. Harvest rotifers when you see a film of tiny bubbles on water surface
     
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    Then i'm doing it right lol Thank you!

    Question: I'm using a coffee filter cup, where can I get a rotifer sieve?
     
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