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Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton 8 oz.
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Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton

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Description: Kent Phytoplex is a highly concentrated complex of aqua cultured, naturally occurring marine phytoplankton

It contains Nannochloropsis, Tetraselmis and Isochrysis sp. Tahitian ranging in size from 2 to 15 micr...
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Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton Information

Kent Phytoplex is a highly concentrated complex of aqua cultured, naturally occurring marine phytoplankton
  • It contains Nannochloropsis, Tetraselmis and Isochrysis sp. Tahitian ranging in size from 2 to 15 microns
  • Phytoplex provides necessary proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids for live hard & soft corals, tube worms, clams and other invertebrates
  • It is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA and is useful in feeding rotifers and other plankton and in raising larval fish
Phytoplex is grown in cold saltwater under laboratory conditions. It contains over 3 billion cells per capful and is typically about 15 times as concentrated as competing live cultures, meaning that one 8 oz. bottle of Phytoplex has more phytoplankton cells than 1 gallon of the competition. It is free of viruses, toxins and heavy metals which can be a problem when using live algae cultures, cultured in outdoor ponds. Phytoplex contains Nannochloropsis, a small green flagellate and Tetraselmis, a large green flagellate both containing high EPA lipid levels as well as high protein contents. It also contains Tahitian Isochrysis, a small yellow flagellate which is rich in protein, carbohydrates and DHA lipids. Phytoplex is very useful in SPS and soft coral propagation as well as overall reef maintenance.

Shake well immediately before use.

Invertebrate foods should be used sparingly in a marine aquarium, to prevent loss of water quality! Add 1 to 2 teaspoons per 50 gallons (1 capful from 8 or 16 oz. bottle, or 5 ml = 1 teaspoon) in an area of high water flow. Feed daily or several times weekly, depending on animal load.

Nitrite testing will warn of overdosing.

Target Method:
Individual animals may be targeted with this product and this is the most efficient method. It also causes less pollution in the aquarium. To do this, purchase a plastic syringe at any drug store. Fill the syringe with Kent Phytoplex and dispense, as necessary where the product will flow over the animal. Do not touch the animal with the syringe. Do not contaminate this product with aquarium water by inserting syringe into this container!

Considerations for use:
For SPS or soft coral propagation, Kent Phytoplex can be used daily. For best results, use Coral Accel simultaneously. Keep a close watch on water quality and do not overfeed! Feed Micro Vert once weekly in lieu of Coral Accel on that day. Continue your normal regimen of Kent® Kalkwasser, Tech CB and Coral-Vite. Kent Marine Essential Elements should be used simultaneously to replace those minerals lost to protein skimming and carbon or resin filtration. Tech I Iodine will provide excellent results. Live corals require strong lighting, with proper spectrum and strong water movement in a well established aquarium. Regular water changes with Kent Sea Salt are encouraged. Use Kent Marine Superbuffer-dKH or new Pro Buffer dKH to control alkalinity, prevent pH swings, and encourage deposition of new coral structure.

Active Ingredients:
Nannochloropsis, Tetraselmis and Isochrysis sp. Tahitian. (All aqua cultured, naturally occurring marine phytoplankton.)

Not for human consumption. Keep out of reach of children!

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Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton Reviews

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Good Stuff Product Review by ELIZABETH PARKER (Posted on 3/2/14)

Comments: love using this for my corals

very good Product Review by BLESSON MATHEW (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: excellent product for soft and hard corals

Great product! Great price! Product Review by Chrissy (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: Works great! I have a 125 gallon tank with lots of coral and 3 anemones. I had 2 but one split into 2 separate anemones after using this product for a few months. So now I have 3. Love this stuff.

works but lives better Product Review by powdertang (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: works but some of my corals and feed like the live much better!

Works for me Product Review by ANTHONY J MEDORO (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: I have used this item for 4 years in conjunction with their ZOOPLEX. My corals and other species do very well on this product. Its inexpensive, easy to use, no refrigeration, does not smell, and does not go bad. It gets 5 stars from me.

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