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Absolutely! Our Phyto and Pod systems will pay for themselves in savimgs within weeks.
Phytoplankton provides several benefits for a reef aquarium, including:
Growing copepods for your reef aquarium can offer several benefits to the overall health and stability of your marine ecosystem. Copepods are tiny crustaceans that play a crucial role in the marine food chain, and they can provide several advantages when added to a reef aquarium:
Yes! You can grow any zooplankton or phyto spoecies in a PhytoTank. We've grown all sorts of pods and rottifers and even brine shrimp in a PhtoTank.
No. When you mix species the most aggressive or rapidly growing species will take over the culture.
You often see a dosse reccomendation of 5ml of Phyto for every 10 gallons in your display tank. However, the actual dose will depend on the number of filter feeders and the filter efficiency. The best solution is to gradually increase the dose while observing your reef tank. That said, it is practically impossible to overdose your reef tank with phyto.
Only customers that purchase a system directly from www.poseidonreefsystems.com are eligible for the guarantee. When you place an order for the guarantee fulfillment we will check our records to confirm that you purchased a system directly from our website.
If your cultures crash we will ship you replacements in an insulated shipper and only charge $22.50 for shipping and handling. Simply select the starter cultures you need from the drop down menus and then add it to your cart (when you view your cart always leave the quantity as 1 ). We will verify your eligibility and then ship your new starter cultures. If you order nano, we will include two pouches. If you order nano and pods you will receive two pouches of nano and one pouch of pods. If you order only pods you will receive one pouch of pods.
If your culture doesn't turn dark greenin 7 days, then it is likely to be contaminated.
If your pod culture looks clear it doesn't mean that the culture crashed. The pods may have consumed all of the phyto and are still alive. Tisbe pods are very difficult to see through the glass of a PhytoTank. Consequently, the best way to assess your pod colony is to capture them on the harvesting sieve and then looking at the mesh uner a bright light.
Culture crashes are almost always because of a contaminating microbe. You wil need to decontaminate your hardware and get a new set of starter culture. Please read the Tips & Tricks section of the Set Up Guide for lots of suggestions on how to avoid culture crashes.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a refund within 60 days of purchase. A 20% restocking fee will be deducted from the refund.