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Old 04-24-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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DIY phytoplankton culture questions

Ok so I have done some research and have started to culture my own phytoplankton but how do I know that what I'm growing is actually phytoplankton and not just algae growing. If anyone has some insight into this please let me know. Thanks
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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Algae is phytoplankton. There are marine types and freshwater types.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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Ok so I should be fine to just add it in Tommy tank then
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #4
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Um what tank? If you add phytoplankton into your tank it will most likely be filtered out into your filter. I don't have a saltwater tank I have just been culturing freshwater phytoplankton for my fresh water zooplankton.
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Its a saltwater tank and I turn off the protein skimmer
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Why do you want to add the phytoplankton in? Just curious?
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Most Corals are filter feeders and a large part of their diet is phytoplankton
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:23 PM   #8
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Do you have pictures of what you have grown?
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:32 PM   #9
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #10
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Looks great! I would just target feed your corals im sure someone here could tell you how much
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