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Old 07-09-2005, 08:23 PM   #1
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Phytoplankton?

I know this is kind of a newbie question, but I've never really thought about it. What at the benefits of adding live phytoplankton to one's tank? I've always done it, but never thought to ask why.
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It is one of the most basic food sources, sort of at the bottom of the food chain. It's main benefits in a marine tank are to feed filter-feeding inverts. Careful with some of the off-the-shelf phyto foods, they can foul water pretty quickly if used too much.
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