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11 Species Phytoplankton, rotifer & 3 Pod blend Tigrio, Tisbe, Apo

11 Species Phytoplankton, rotifer & 3 Pod blend Tigrio, Tisbe, Apo

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The best way to seed an aquarium or refuel your copepod population. Get 3 of the most common marine copepods in one bottle to help your reef aquaria take off again. We do recommend feeding live phytoplankton to your aquaria 2-4 times a week to help your copepods reproduce. 

Our in house blend of single phytoplankton cultures combined at peak concentrations and never diluted. This blend has everything you could ask for! Contains the following phytoplanktons:

Green phytoplanktons (Nannochloropsis oculata,Tetraselmis chui, Chlorella, Dunaliella tertiolecta)

Golden phytoplanktons (Tisochrysis lutea, Pavlova, Isochrysis galbana)

Red phytoplankton (Rhodomonas salina, Porphyridium cruentum)

Orange phytoplankton (Chaetocerors calcitrans)

Brown phytoplanktons (Pheaodactylum tricornutum)

Coming soon September 4th. Thalassiosira weissfloggii. 

This is an exceptional mix of phytoplanktons that will make your corals feel like they are back in the ocean. Feeding this blend will help reduce nitrates, phosphate and silicates in your water column while providing the essential building blocks most corals feed on naturally. Rhodomonas is the essential building block to add more color to your corals, a strain that you that's hard to come by. Refrigeration required on both bottles. Rotifers last 3 weeks refrigerated. Phytoplankton lasts 1 month  refrigerated. 

Tigriopus californicus will take 3-4 weeks before you start noticing a dramatic increase in population. If you are going to grow them we recommend waiting 5-6 weeks after receiving them and feeding them regularly before your first harvest, by this time your Tigriopus population should be doubled to tripled then harvesting every 2 weeks after that. Tigriopus californicus are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids making them ideal for picky eaters such as butterflies or mandarin gobys. These pods are known for their jerking motion that encourages fish to feed upon them. Females will lay hundreds of eggs during their lifecycle, if you use your phone to zoom in or a microscope you'll see females carrying eggs. 

Tisbe copepods are small copepods that require a light to be shown at the bottom of the bottle to see them. We send all sizes/ages in each bottle. Tisbe copepods are a moderate production copepod, needing 2-3 weeks before harvesting. Tisbe pods will consume large amounts of phytoplankton while culturing, you'll often notice you'll have to feed them 4-5 times a week once your population takes off. They also make for a great clean up crew in your reef aquarium, they are bottom dwellers and love to hide in the rocks making them hard for small to medium fish to eat. (mandarins gobys love hunting these guys down) Tisbe copepods are loaded with high nutritional content when fed live phytoplankton. 

Apocyclops copepods are medium size, slightly larger than tisbe and slightly smaller than Tigriopus copepods. Youll see these guys jerking in the water column, enticing smaller fish to eat. Apocyclops females will lay eggs every 4-6 days, meaning you can harvest them on a weekly basis if you're culturing them. 

If you culture these pods together in a 1 gallon vessel or larger, eventually all the pods will be apocyclops as they reproduce at a faster rate. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Dillon Good
Awesome combo pack!

Tons and tons of pods that were happy, healthy, and great eaters! The rotifers took very well to my tank and my juvenile fish and corals love them!

As for the phytoplankton, it was perfect. Nice and dark, did it's job well, and keeps well in the fridge too!

Bottles were sturdy and clearly labeled.

Can't reccomend Reef Legends enough!


Very good bottles. I would trust buying these bottles again and I will


Amazing. Simply amazing. The amount of life packed into 32oz containers is astounding. The pods and rotifers were so plentiful you can't even see through the bottle.

Matt M
Great value

Great value fast shipping and much more than I expected and a very active population that is fed prior to being shipped so they're not starving. and the phyto is a very decent concentration not so dark where you're constantly having to shake it twice a day but not light enough were you could see through it with ambient light..
Great customer service very helpful with questions that I had and what maybe I should and should not get wasn't looking to upsell me as a matter of fact I was told that I didn't need as much as I originally wanted and I could tell that this is definitely a hobbyist who's just looking out for other hobbyists putting in a little extra hard work on the side to make maybe his reefing cost down a little bit and never hurts to have something to sell to make your own reef aquarium great I mean people sell their frags all the time but I think this is a lot more difficult personally Thank you very much though Big help.

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