PhycoPure™ Reef Blend is a unique product from AlgaGen that contains 7 different species of microalgae as well as the dinoflagellate Zooxanthellae which is found living symbiotically in the tissue of corals, Tridacnid clams and Anemones. PhycoPure™ Reef Blend is grown in natural seawater that has been ozonated, charcoal filtered and UV treated to ensure a sterilized, pure and pathogen free culture. PhycoPure™ Reef Blend offers a wide range of particle sizes and nutritional content to provide a food source that offers a healthy variety for your invertebrates. No single food provides 100% of the necessary nutrition required for good health, so feed your animals the blend of phytoplankton in PhycoPure™ Reef Blend.
It is important to understand that not all microalgae possess the same nutritional properties. The species selected for the blend have been used successfully for years in mariculture. These species are true plankton and not the types that will colonize on the sides of your tank. As a matter of interest, a number of the species in PhycoPure™ were isolated from reefs in Hawaii and Tahiti. The ratio of each species in PhycoPure™ has been fine tuned and tested prior to being marketed. Testing continues on select systems and with new species, and as beneficial results are determined, the product will be updated, enhanced. One of Algagen’s claims is for continual improvement based on research and customer feedback.
Most experts agree that the main purpose of phytoplankton is to feed the zooplankton that many reef organisms need as food, and to feed filterfeeders and herbivores. To date, feedback from hobbyists of all levels, has been provided stating that great results have been observed after feeding from the following; Acropora (better polyp extension), Euphyllia (robust appearance), deep water gorgornians (Diodogorgia-full polyp extensions and growth), chili corals, Nephthea, Scleronephthya, anemones, tube worms, Dendronephthya, mushrooms, leathers and sea pens. In Algagen’s experience they have been having success with gorgonians, carnations, and have noted positive response to PhycoPure™ from certain Montastrea and Tubastrea species.
AlgaGen’s goal in producing PhycoPure™ is to provide a high quality live, fresh, phytoplankton blend. Please remember to store PhycoPure™ flat and keep it refrigerated. Agitate the product frequently.
AlgaGen LLC is a biotechnology company utilizing microalgae to develop new products for the human health, animal feed additives, aquaculture and aquarium industries. One of our goals is to utilize our product development capabilities and unique manufacturing technologies as a platform to produce, and commercialize, anyone of a number of high value proteins and fine chemicals pertinent to our target markets.