Culturing Phytoplankton Experiment

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Yeah, shoot me message if you ever starting growing copepods. My mandarin has unlimited food and it saved me 20$ a week in copepods. You get your money back fast.
I’m interested in your opinion on pods. Can you share your process and results?
 
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Took a break from phyto due to school so when I got back I started a batch up with 2+month old phyto to see if it was still viable...I must say i had my doubts but the phyto looks phenomenal!
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Checking to see if my 5 month old phyto is still viable experiment :). No smell/quick settling is observable. Used about 450ml of the phyto and filled rest of 2L with sw at 1.020. used 5ml of fertilizer. The pic makes it look darker than it is think of the color as a very pale greenish yellow.
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11/27. What I noticed was the bottle on the right( 5 month old phyto) would culture but looked like it was a good 2-3 days behind the culture on the right (10/26 culture) but after about 4 days it caught up and now they look about even on day 6. So i think 5.5 maybe 6 months is about the longest a bottle of phyto stays alive :)

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Can you mix two different types of phyto species in the same bottle and culture them? Been thinking about mixing nanno and tetra. Thanks.
 
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Thanks Dilan. Have you begun to raise pods yet? My pod raising journey should start next week and any tips would be great.
 

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