Phytoplankton Culture Kit
Our Nannochloropsis Phytoplankton Culture kit is an easy way to start your own culture at home, keeping a constant supply of fresh phytoplankton flowing for your reef & zooplankton cultures.
How do I culture phytoplankton?
What items do I need to provide?
1. Culture water should be made to a specific gravity of 1.019 The culture water is simply salt water like what you make for your tank. (Do not use the water currently in your tank - use fresh at all times.)
Fluorescent lights seem to perfectly suit phytoplankton, we use fluorescent tubes that are suitable for planted tropical aquariums. You may choose to use LED's but results may vary.
Use a timer for the light as you will need 16 hours with the culture light on and 8 hours with the light off.
4. Air Pump
Is required, but please select whether you need one with the 2 purchasing options above.