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First time purchase, won’t be the last
Received mine today
Very nice and rich
Highly recommend

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Mine came a day earlier than the tracking said it would. Agree with other posters.
This is definitely the darkest, most concentrated phyto I've rec'd yet. I subscribed for regular shipments. Great deal!
 
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Mine came a day earlier than the tracking said it would. Agree with other posters.
This is definitely the darkest, most concentrated phyto I've rec'd yet. I subscribed for regular shipments. Great deal!

Glad it got there early and you are pleased! Thanks!
 
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All of the orders have shipped. Everyone should have received an email with a tracking number. Please let me know if there are any problems.

TAKING ORDERS FOR NEXT WEEK. I will harvest fresh 8-species phyto blend on Monday and ship on Tuesday. Sizes and Prices are in the first post.
 
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@Eldredge Were you ever able to determine how long the phyto can survive once bottled and refrigerated?

Would be curious to know how much of the phyto is still alive after 1 month... 2 months, 3 months, etc... sitting in the fridge, being shook every day or two.

Right now I plan on dosing about 15ml daily to a my tank. doing so, should make a 32 oz bottle last about 2 months. Was just curious if the phyto would still be alive at that point.
 
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@Eldredge Were you ever able to determine how long the phyto can survive once bottled and refrigerated?

Would be curious to know how much of the phyto is still alive after 1 month... 2 months, 3 months, etc... sitting in the fridge, being shook every day or two.

Right now I plan on dosing about 15ml daily to a my tank. doing so, should make a 32 oz bottle last about 2 months. Was just curious if the phyto would still be alive at that point.

Hello! Yes, I have stored a bottle in the fridge and checked it with a microscope periodically. The fresh live phyto will keep for quite a while in the fridge. As you said, it is best to give it a gentle shake once a day and open the bottle to let some fresh air in. For the first month, there really isn’t any noticeable change. During the second month, the motile cells become less active, but there is still a fair amount of activity. By the end of the third month, there isn’t really any activity, but the cells are still intact. If a new culture is started with the three-month old sample, it will grow and some of the cells will be motile. So, using the phyto within a month would be ideal, within two months is fine, and even three months is probably okay.
 

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Hello! Yes, I have stored a bottle in the fridge and checked it with a microscope periodically. The fresh live phyto will keep for quite a while in the fridge. As you said, it is best to give it a gentle shake once a day and open the bottle to let some fresh air in. For the first month, there really isn’t any noticeable change. During the second month, the motile cells become less active, but there is still a fair amount of activity. By the end of the third month, there isn’t really any activity, but the cells are still intact. If a new culture is started with the three-month old sample, it will grow and some of the cells will be motile. So, using the phyto within a month would be ideal, within two months is fine, and even three months is probably okay.

Awesome. I signed up for your autoship every 8 weeks, so 2 months should be the longest I have to go between fresh bottles. Glad to hear it should still be viable within that timeframe.

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