PhycoPure™ SeaPro, a live, frozen phytoplankton concentrate. This product instantly activates and becomes live as soon as it is added to salt water. This means that the hobbyist can make live phytoplankton as they need it – live phytoplankton on demand!
PhytoPlankton are single-celled “plants” that are one of the building blocks of any reef. Live phytoplankton takes excess nutrients such as nitrates, phosphates, heavy metals, iron, and carbon dioxide, and combines them, using light during a process called photosynthesis, to create oxygen and the essential fatty acids that are critical to the health of marine organisms.
These Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are not only an energy source, but are vital to various biological functions. EFAs are consumed directly from phytoplankton by corals, clams, or other filter-feeders. Copepods and other zooplankton also consume phytoplankton and are in turn eaten by fish or corals. In this way these super-important fatty acids enter the food chain. PhycoPure™ SeaPro is Nannochloropsis oculata, a microalgae that is easy to digest and very high in EFAs.
PhycoPure™ SeaPro has no preservatives and remains viable in the freezer for months. It is packaged as a kit with one 50ml bottle of SeaPro and a tray. Defrost the bottle in your refrigerator. Once thawed, spread the SeaPro into the tray and refreeze the tray immediately. When you want to make live phytoplankton, place one frozen cube into 8 oz of freshly made saltwater, agitate gently, and your live phytoplankton is ready to use. You can make the culture more dense if you desire by adding more. Freshly made live phytoplankton from SeaPro will keep in the refrigerator for 7-10 days. The new kit allows you to prepare frozen algae cubes, each of which can be thawed to create instant, on-demand live phytoplankton for feeding or culturing.
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.