Our Home Culture System Kit is designed for live zooplankton such as copepods and rotifers are essential first feeds for many larvae. Secondly, the Aquatic Live Food’s Home Culture System (HCS) will allow hobbyists a home-scale culture of zooplankton which is easy and reliable.
Furthermore, the HCS combines a conveniently sized 20L bucket with custom-made fittings that incorporate an air stone and a particulate waste trap. In addition, aeration provides oxygenation and water circulation that draws particulate wastes into the waste trap (floss).
Weekly maintenance of the culture (aside from feeding and harvesting) requires only 5 minutes to flush the wastes from the trap and wipe the interior surfaces of the bucket. Finally, the HCS is sturdy, easily transported, and includes a flexible cover that isolates the culture from contamination.
Our HCS Kit includes:
- 20L Food Grade Bucket
- Air pump
- 1m Airline, one-way valve, and flow controller
- Clips and Fittings x2
- Floss Filter Tube
- Arms x 2
- Filter Floss
- Ridged Airline
- Air Stone
- Floss Retainer
- 250m Starter Culture (copepods) or (Rotifers) or (Daphnia)
- 1000ml Micro Magic
- 50um. 90mm x 100mm Sieve for Harvesting
- Download the HCS Assembly Instructions by clicking here.
All live foods, including copepods, daphnia, and rotifers, feed off phytoplankton.
Finally, it is important to note that your HCS Kit will come in three deliveries. The first two deliveries will be everything except for: the live goods (live critters and phytoplankton).
The second delivery will be the live goods approximately 5-7 days later.
We do this so that you have sufficient time to set up the HCS Kit and get the bacteria started before the live goods arrive. Adding some matter from an existing sponge filter will greatly assist the process, a good squeeze of the sponge.