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Old 04-08-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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Making Phytoplankton?

Guys I have heard of reef keepers making their own phyto.......anyone know of a good/cheap/workable method? I have scanned the web but not much is coming up. Also is using this a good idea as it is basically a Phosphate soup so to speak.
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Personally I would not suggest using it unless you are trying to build up a rotifer or pod population in your tank or you have a lot of small clams, feather dusters or gorgonians. You pretty much nailed it, phosphate in a bottle. If you do want some information on growing your own culture here you go:

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Think I'll stick with what I am using 'TMC Gamma' all coral seem fine, just heard of people using it and seeing good results.
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DT`s makes some pretty good phytoplankton. Just be aware that too much of that stuff will degrade your water quality.
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