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phytoplankton cultureing made simple

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phytoplankton cultureing made simple

« posted: 2 years ago »
I wanted to try my hand at phytoplankton cultureing. So I researched and researched! Bought a starter culture from reef life. And so far I've split the little 8oz. Bottle into the 2 litter bottles. And now I'm ready to start a gallon culture soon. I'll use 1 litter to start it and the other I'll split into 2 litter BOttles. Using a 10 gallon aquarium Lined in aluminum foil. A $2 thrift store light with 6500k cfl. And a air pump with rigid airline. Also wired up a fan to keep the temp. Down.

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Re: phytoplankton cultureing made simple

« Reply #1 posted: 2 years ago »
Great job! That's a pretty innovative setup you got there. I like the foil for reflecting the light.

Do you know the species of phytoplankton you have? What are you planning to feed with it?
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« Reply #2 posted: 2 years ago »
Thanks tami, I can't remember the long name. But it's called nano and is the commonly used species. I'm feeding my tanks with it and tiger culture. Just started some  gallon jugs from my llast liter bottles.
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« Reply #3 posted: 2 years ago »
Can you show pic of light? I feel silly for asking, is the phyto for feeding brine?
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« Reply #4 posted: 2 years ago »
Instead of moving them into a gallon sized container you would be better off keeping several smaller containers as they do crash over time ( usually at the time you need them the most).  The goal is to have one at it's peak at all times and several others from starter to near peak production.

I used  5 gallon food grade, plastic tubes and tried to have at least two going at once.

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