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 was formed in 2002 with the goal of deriving products from plankton to benefit human and animal health. Early on, our passion for the aquarium hobby led us to ascertain that there was a need in aquaculture and marine ornamental market for a consistent supply of high quality live plankton cultures for breeding and feeding efforts. We decided to step up to the plate.
We are a small company comprised of only 8 people. We are just the right mix of academic and commercial experiences with a real understanding of how important quality is with regards to this stage of the food chain. We have an experience set that spans greater than 30 years producing phytoplankton and zooplankton for hatcheries, scientific institutions and public aquariums where quality and attention to detail is critical.
AlgaGen is a world leader in the production of copepods and phytoplankton. Our products have been utilized in countless novel species development projects such as leafy sea dragons, lookdowns, sea horses, palometa, mandarins, angels, tangs, snook, tuna, cod, sturgeon in addition to various coral and jellyfish propagation projects.
We Practice Sustainability! We grow products that are not only good for your marine life, they are good for the environment! Microalgae consumes carbon dioxide (CO2) and in turn produces oxygen (O2). We recycle! The phytoplankton we culture feeds the copepods and the wastewater from the copepods feed other production systems. It is considerably more cost effective to grow PhytoPlankton and CopePods than it is to harvest them from the wild. We use less fossil fuels to grow plankton than are used to run a boat…. less pollution too!
Our Products are Safe for your System! AlgaGen products are safer to use than wild harvested - no pathogenic bacteria, no parasitic organisms, no related fish diseases. We maintain strict protocols to insure our products are free of pathogens and we test them on a continual basis. When you use an AlgaGen product, you are getting a product with uncompromised quality and value, produced in a controlled laboratory setting.
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