Vital source of food for brine shrimp, copepods, rotifers, sponges, tube worms and other filter feeding inverts. Produces fatty acids corals consume for healthier tissue and coloration as well as feeding copepods to increase their nutrition and increase populations to help keep tank cleaner. Phyto feeds on nitrates, phosphates and CO2, decreasing nutrient load and reoxygenating the tank helping to stabilize pH. Outcompete other types of algae for food helping to reduce micro algae in the tank.Every bottle is packed per order. There is a lot of work that goes into each bottle because we pack each bottle specifically for each individual order to ensure its at its healthiest and freshest for every customer!
We recommend starting off with a small amount and work up to a larger amount dosed while testing nitrates and phosphates to see whether they rise, fall or remain stable. Dosage depends on tank size, filtration and tank inhabitants.
To increase pod populations dose phyto at night as lights turn off and during the day for coral feeding. But phyto will continue to benefit the tank for both pods and coral no matter the time of day. Repetition and consistency for feeding is best!
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We use UPS 1-2 day for live food shipments. To minimize the risk of shipping delays we ship on Tuesday or Wednesdays only after contacting you, which we will do via email after Checkout. Your tracking information will also be sent via email as soon as your order has been packaged and delivered to our local UPS location. If you require a shipping day other than Tuesday or Wednesday, please contact us so we can discuss other options. Please note that before we ship any order out we check the weather in our area as well as the weather in your area to ensure livefood travels as safely as possible without delay. However, we do understand that there are always the possibillities of delays so for that reason we cover ANY livefood that arrive dead. All we require is just that pictures are taken and sent to us within 1-2 days of your package arriving.