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Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton 16 oz.
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Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton 16 oz.

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Keep your corals, clams, tube worms, and other invertebrates healthy by feeding them with a complete and well balanced diet. Try the Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton from Pet Store . This feed comes in a 16-ounce bottle that c...
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Keep your corals, clams, tube worms, and other invertebrates healthy by feeding them with a complete and well balanced diet. Try the Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton from Pet Store. This feed comes in a 16-ounce bottle that contains concentrated doses of marine phytoplankton. Each capful of the Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton has more than three billion cells of phytoplex. The Phytoplex in the Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton is cultured in cold saltwater and thus a natural food.

The Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton contains all the essential nutrients that all corals and other invertebrates need to grow and to reproduce. Like its natural counterpart that is grown in the wild or in ponds, this laboratory grown phytoplankton also contains equally rich omega-3 fatty acids, EPA, DHA, proteins, and carbohydrates. These are ideal for feeding aquatic organisms, such as fish larvae and other aquatic habitats in your aquarium that rely on planktons as food.

With the Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton you can be sure you are feeding your aquatic livestock with good and healthy food the natural way. This aqua-cultured food is safe to use and quality-tested to make sure that it is free from toxins, viruses, and substances that are commonly found in live algae, which are cultured in ponds.

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 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.

Specifications

Directions:
Shake well immediately before use.

Important:
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.

Tip:
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.)

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