LIVE Phyto-Feast Concentrate (16 oz) - Reef Nutrition
Phyto-Feast® Live has the same algae as Phyto-Feast but is handled with special care, being harvested and shipped fresh each week, maximizing short-term cell viability.
A blend of the 5 marine microalgae most commonly used by universities and hatcheries for their superior nutritional value for aquaculturing marine species of all kinds: Pavlova, Isochrysis, Thalassiosira weissflogii, Tetraselmis, Nannochloropsis, and Synechococcus. Super-nutritious food for filter feeders including corals, Tridacnid clams, scallops, feather dusters, tunicates and zooplankton. Particle size: 1-15 microns.
The only LIVE algae concentrate that contains 100% of the nutrition needed by your animals: proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins & essential fatty acids. Harvested and shipped fresh each week—over 95% of the cells are alive when bottled.
RIGHT ALGAE MIX
Phyto-Feast Live is a mix of Pavlova, Isochrysis, Thalassiosira weissflogii, Tetraselmis, Nannochloropsis, and Synechococcus, just like Reef Nutrition's Phyto-Feast® concentrate.
Phyto-Feast Live's brown, green, blue-green, yellow-green and golden algae will enhance the health and the color of your animals.
LONG SHELF LIFE
When stored properly, a bottle of Phyto-Feast Live will provide the same value after 2 months+ as on day. Best By is 3 months.
USE & STORAGE
- If you have not used Phyto-Feast Live before, start with 1 drop per gallon each day (1 teaspoon per 100 gallons) . Your animals will rapidly become accustomed to the phytoplankton (microalgae) and be able to feed on quite a bit more.
- If your animals do not "clear" the water in less than an hour - back off on the amount you are adding because your systems is not fully digesting all the microalgae.
- A common dosage for a mature system is 1-5 drops per gallon (1-5 teaspoons per 100 gallons) each day, depending on your tank setup and animal density.
Simply add the dose to a high flow area of the tank. We recommend turning off your skimmer before adding the algae. Many customers have been successful by putting their skimmer on a vacation timer so it automatically turns back on later in the evening (2 hours is a good window).
Dilute 1 part Phyto-Feast Live to 4 parts tank water. Mix thoroughly. Turn off all pumps to allow the tank to go calm. Using a target feeding device, feed your animals. Wait about 30 minutes and then turn everything back on.
We recommend turning off your skimmer before adding the algae. Many customers have been successful by putting their skimmer on a vacation timer so it automatically turns back on later in the evening (2 hours is a good window).
Refrigerate (33-42°F / 1-5°C) before and after opening. The best place to store algae is the bottom shelf because that is the coldest place in your refrigerator. The worst place to store it is the refrigerator door which may not be cold enough. Do not store Phyto-Feast in your freezer because freezing will break many of the algae cells.