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Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton 16 oz.

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Description:
Kent Phytoplex is a highly concentrated complex of aqua cultured, naturally occurring marine phytoplankton

  • It contains Nannochloropsis, Tetraselmis and Isochrysis sp. Tahitian ranging in size from 2 to 15 microns
  • Phytoplex provides necessary proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids for live hard & soft corals, tube worms, clams and other invertebrates
  • It is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA and is useful in feeding rotifers and other plankton and in raising larval fish
Phytoplex is grown in cold saltwater under laboratory conditions. It contains over 3 billion cells per capful and is typically about 15 times as concentrated as competing live cultures, meaning that one 8 oz. bottle of Phytoplex has more phytoplankton cells than 1 gallon of the competition. It is free of viruses, toxins and heavy metals which can be a problem when using live algae cultures, cultured in outdoor ponds. Phytoplex contains Nannochloropsis, a small green flagellate and Tetraselmis, a large green flagellate both containing high EPA lipid levels as well as high protein contents. It also contains Tahitian Isochrysis, a small yellow flagellate which is rich in protein, carbohydrates and DHA lipids. Phytoplex is very useful in SPS and soft coral propagation as well as overall reef maintenance.

Specifications

Directions:
Shake well immediately before use.

Important:
Invertebrate foods should be used sparingly in a marine aquarium, to prevent loss of water quality! Add 1 to 2 teaspoons per 50 gallons (1 capful from 8 or 16 oz. bottle, or 5 ml = 1 teaspoon) in an area of high water flow. Feed daily or several times weekly, depending on animal load.

Tip:
Nitrite testing will warn of overdosing.

Target Method:
Individual animals may be targeted with this product and this is the most efficient method. It also causes less pollution in the aquarium. To do this, purchase a plastic syringe at any drug store. Fill the syringe with Kent Phytoplex and dispense, as necessary where the product will flow over the animal. Do not touch the animal with the syringe. Do not contaminate this product with aquarium water by inserting syringe into this container!

Considerations for use:
For SPS or soft coral propagation, Kent Phytoplex can be used daily. For best results, use Coral Accel simultaneously. Keep a close watch on water quality and do not overfeed! Feed Micro Vert once weekly in lieu of Coral Accel on that day. Continue your normal regimen of KentĀ® Kalkwasser, Tech CB and Coral-Vite. Kent Marine Essential Elements should be used simultaneously to replace those minerals lost to protein skimming and carbon or resin filtration. Tech I Iodine will provide excellent results. Live corals require strong lighting, with proper spectrum and strong water movement in a well established aquarium. Regular water changes with Kent Sea Salt are encouraged. Use Kent Marine Superbuffer-dKH or new Pro Buffer dKH to control alkalinity, prevent pH swings, and encourage deposition of new coral structure.

Active Ingredients:
Nannochloropsis, Tetraselmis and Isochrysis sp. Tahitian. (All aqua cultured, naturally occurring marine phytoplankton.)

Precautions:
Not for human consumption. Keep out of reach of children!


Product Manuals & Documentation

Kent Marine PhytoPlex Phytoplankton 16 oz.

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

Kent Marine Aquarium Supplies
Kent Marine was established by aquatic hobbyists who saw a need for products that aid the user in creating the most natural enclosed marine and freshwater environment possible. From vitamin and mineral supplements to nutritional products and filter media, Kent Marine set the benchmark and was one of the first in the aquatic industry to provide these unique solutions. For the past 15 years, Kent Marine has been committed to providing effective ways to keep beautiful, healthy aquariums. Through continuous research, testing and development, new products like salt mix, scrapers and reverse osmosis filtration were brought into the Kent Marine family.

18 Reviews

JORGE CHAVEZ from FONTANA, CA UNITED STATES

10/20/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Excellent

Excellent

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ELIZABETH PARKER from MERRITT, NC UNITED STATES

03/03/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good Stuff

love using this for my corals

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ANTHONY J MEDORO from GEORGETOWN, TX UNITED STATES

11/17/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Works for me

I have used this item for 4 years in conjunction with their ZOOPLEX. My corals and other species do very well on this product. Its inexpensive, easy to use, no refrigeration, does not smell, and does not go bad. It gets 5 stars from me.

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LEONARDO JIMENEZ from SALINAS, CA UNITED STATES

10/04/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Kent phytoplex

Very Good product . Thanks

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BILL FETTE from Pensacola, FL UNITED STATES

08/07/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Kent Marine Phytoplex

Excellent product! Have used it for years with no complaints!

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EDWARD ZITO from PLANTATION, FL UNITED STATES

03/01/2010

Experience Level: Expert

Kent Phyto

Good quality product that works great for my corals.

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Lindsey from Utah

01/10/2010

Experience Level: Expert

Great Food For Live Cultures

While I've used this as a food for my reef set ups and liked it, my favorite use by far is for feeding live cultures of brineshrimp, copepods, and rotifers that will later be used to feed reef set ups. Partly because of this reason I especially appreciate that there isn't anything other than phytoplankton in it. Many of the other phytoplankton products have zoo plankton or vitamin/mineral supplements added which is great for coral use, but terrible if you are using it for cultures. I've maintained live phytoplankton cultures as well for the purpose of feeding live food cultures, and I still do, but this is as good or better in many ways, and far easier if you only intend to keep live food cultures sporadically or short term.

5 out of 5 found this review helpful

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Chrissy from HUDSON, NC UNITED STATES

12/03/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great product! Great price!

Works great! I have a 125 gallon tank with lots of coral and 3 anemones. I had 2 but one split into 2 separate anemones after using this product for a few months. So now I have 3. Love this stuff.

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SALVADOR NUNEZ from SAN FRANCISCO, CA UNITED STATE

08/24/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

kent marine phytoplex

this it's by far one of the best product i have used for the past 3 years and my coral seem to lik it and yes i will recomend this to any one

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CHRISTOPHER ZABOROWICZ from PORT RICHEY, FL UNITED STATES

01/15/2009

Experience Level: Expert

Additives

I didn't like the way the majoirty of the product remained floating on top of the water. I liked using MicroVert instead and will switch back after this is fnished.

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