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Aquarium plankton – mistakes in the use of phytoplankton supplement


Plankton: small organisms of big importance - Sanja Zamuda

from left to right: Simocephalus vetulus, Tomopteris Eschscholtz, Hyperia Macrocephala, Meganyctiphanes norvegica, Gammarus locusta, Iracia Efferata, larve megalopa from Crustacea family, Asteria rubens Bippinaria, Brachionus quadridentatus, Calycopsis borchgevinki – Picture by Sanja Zamuda – Creative Commons rights

In the past article of this short series we illustrated two of the main features of plankton, size and classification (read here). We can now approach to how to supplement algae-based plankton (phytoplankton) or animal-based (zooplankton) into our tank.

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Preview: New Planctondose of Planctontech, the natural food


On DaniReef we have always claimed the importance of properly feed invertebrates in a reef aquarium, we have also written a very nice untranslated article just dedicated about feeding of corals that you can view here: L’alimentazione dei coralli. Finally, thanks to the availability of our friend Roberto Ferri we remember in a famous speech about coral’s nutrition and coloration that you can view right here (it’s an italian speech): The pigmentation of corals: a multifactorial situation. Report by Roberto Ferri, we have to test a sample of New PlanctonDose from Planctontech.

The New PlanctonDose is a dispenser of Zooplankton for aquarium, specifically the rotifer of genre Brachionus plicatilis, automated and almost self-sufficient, as long as we verses every 2-3 days about 50 ml of phytoplankton which serves to feed rotifers.

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