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Live Phytoplankton Concentrate (Nannochloropsis)

• 30 mls of concentrate (Equivelant to 32 oz)
• 2-3 drops per 50 gallons of tank water
• Can dose 2-3x more than recommended if you have a heavily stocked tank. If your system does not have a positive response to the increase in dosing, cut back to normal dosing.

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  • 3 Bottles $50 each
  • 4 Bottles $60 each
  • 5 Bottles $70 each
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How does concentrate work? Is it basically just phyto not mixed with any saltwater? Just crazy to think same amount of phyto is in a couple drops that’s in the normal 8-16oz bottle I typically add but would definitely love to dose less.
 
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How does concentrate work? Is it basically just phyto not mixed with any saltwater? Just crazy to think same amount of phyto is in a couple drops that’s in the normal 8-16oz bottle I typically add but would definitely love to dose less.
It still has saltwater in it, just a lot less lol. It is run through a centrifuge to consolidate it. I have been dosing to my system for 2 months now and it's nice having a small dropper over my normal 16 oz bottles in the fridge.
 

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But the few drops have an equal amount of phyto compared to a large bottle?
 

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Live Phytoplankton Concentrate (Nannochloropsis)

• 30 mls of concentrate (Equivelant to 32 oz)
• 2-3 drops per 50 gallons of tank water
• Can dose 2-3x more than recommended if you have a heavily stocked tank. If your system does not have a positive response to the increase in dosing, cut back to normal dosing.

Pricing (Shipping is included):
  • 1 Bottle $25 each
  • 2 Bottles $40 each
  • 3 Bottles $50 each
  • 4 Bottles $60 each
  • 5 Bottles $70 each
*While supplies last*

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Live Phytoplankton Concentrate (Nannochloropsis)

• 30 mls of concentrate (Equivelant to 32 oz)
• 2-3 drops per 50 gallons of tank water
• Can dose 2-3x more than recommended if you have a heavily stocked tank. If your system does not have a positive response to the increase in dosing, cut back to normal dosing.

Pricing (Shipping is included):
  • 1 Bottle $25 each
  • 2 Bottles $40 each
  • 3 Bottles $50 each
  • 4 Bottles $60 each
  • 5 Bottles $70 each
*While supplies last*

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What is the shelf life, and how would one store the bottles? TY!
 
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What is the shelf life, and how would one store the bottles? TY!
You would store them in the fridge and shake them daily. The ones I use to test have been ongoing for 2 months following the daily shaking. I just sampled a batch that has been in a -20 freezer for a month (second photo) and all of the cells are still intact. I am in the process of growing a culture from a frozen sample and everything seems t be going great so far.
 

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It still has saltwater in it, just a lot less lol. It is run through a centrifuge to consolidate it. I have been dosing to my system for 2 months now and it's nice having a small dropper over my normal 16 oz bottles in the fridge.
Would you share how this is done exactly ? How does the centrifuge make it concentrated?
 
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Would you share how this is done exactly ? How does the centrifuge make it concentrated?
More than happy to. So concentrate by definition is the removal of water or liquid to increase the solutions density per volume. So I will take my live phytoplankton solutions from harvest, throw it in a centrifuge and watch as the phytoplankton collect at the bottom.
I gather that solution and throw it in a vial for one last centrifuge rotation and then pipet it into my dropped bottle. Clearly the vial isn’t enough to fill the solution so I then top it off with fresh non centrifuged live phytoplankton to give it water to still I’ve as well as enough to make the liquid solution easy to be sucked into the dropped without clogging.

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More than happy to. So concentrate by definition is the removal of water or liquid to increase the solutions density per volume. So I will take my live phytoplankton solutions from harvest, throw it in a centrifuge and watch as the phytoplankton collect at the bottom.
I gather that solution and throw it in a vial for one last centrifuge rotation and then pipet it into my dropped bottle. Clearly the vial isn’t enough to fill the solution so I then top it off with fresh non centrifuged live phytoplankton to give it water to still I’ve as well as enough to make the liquid solution easy to be sucked into the dropped without clogging.

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Very neat thank you. Do you have a way to look to see if the cells die from the centrifuge ?
 
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Live Phytoplankton Concentrate (Nannochloropsis)
• 30 mls of concentrate (Equivelant to 32 oz)
• 2-3 drops per 50 gallons of tank water
• Can dose 2-3x more than recommended if you have a heavily stocked tank. If your system does not have a positive response to the increase in dosing, cut back to normal dosing.
Pricing (Shipping is included):
• 1 Bottle $25
• 2 Bottles $40
• 3 Bottles $50
• 4 Bottles $60
• 5 Bottles $70
*While supplies last*
 

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