Originally Posted by Antec
Why do you have to turn the skimmer off?
If you dont turn the skimmer off its likely to start foaming intensely from the phyto, also you want the phyto to stay in the tank for the feeding period instead of being removed by the skimmer.
As for feeding phytoplankton, i highly recommend it, however as with all feeding care must be taken to not overfeed the tank causing nitrate/phosphate problems.
Plankton is the base of the food chain, all life depends on it, not only corals but also micro organisms and fish/inverts. Its one great way of really feeding the entire tank not just coral.
I personally use ESV Freeze-Dried Phytoplankton about once a week or so.
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.