Marine MicroMagic 7 Species Subscription is a nutritious mixture of seven Live Phytoplankton strains. It is great for feeding copepods, corals, clams, and other filter-feeding inverts. This is a hand-selected blend of the most nutritious Live Phytoplankton strains available.
As a Live product, Micro Magic Live Phyto will actively seek out and consume Nitrates and Phosphates in your aquarium before they can contribute to nuisance algae growth. This means you get fewer algae, crystal clear water, more copepods and vibrant coral! Continued use of MicroMagic will also stabilize pH.
What’s in it?
Marine MicroMagic 7 Species Subscription is a nutritious mixture of seven Live Phytoplankton species:
Nannochloropsis oculata – non-flagellated yellow-green alga; cell size 1-5 microns
Nanno is a valuable feed in aquaculture providing polyunsaturated fatty acids, essential vitamins, amino acids and photosynthetic pigments. In particular, the omega-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is produced in relatively high concentrations. It also consumes several nitrogen waste compounds including ammonia and nitrites.
Tetraselmis sp- green alga with 4 flagella; cell size 6-14 microns
With a rich and varied amino/ fatty acid profile, this strain provides a very nutritional feed for your marine life. Recent studies have shown that Tetraselmis sp possesses significant antimicrobial properties. Tetra can therefore help control the bacterial load and reduce the number of pathogenic bacteria (e.g. Vibrio, Staphylococcus) in your tank.
Tisochrysis lutea: golden-brown Biflagellate; cell size 4-6 microns
Another component of Marine MicroMagic 7 Species Subscription is T. lutea. This alga strain is one of the most widely used phytoplankton species in commercial aquaculture due to its high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and carotenoid fucoxanthin (pigment found in brown algae).
These elements play a key role in health, development, and resilience of aquatic organisms. T-ISO is an excellent feed for enriching zooplankton like rotifers, copepods, brine and also bivalves.
Pavlova lutheri (also Diacronema lutheri)- golden-brown Biflagellate; cell size 4-6 microns
This microalgal species is characterized by a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially EPA and DHA. These fatty acids are essential for marine animals and are widely used in bivalve hatcheries.
Phaeodactylum tricornutum- yellow-brown pennate diatom, cell length up to 35 microns
PHAEO is rich in carbohydrates and carotenoid fucoxanthin and like other diatoms, consumes silicates, restricting the growth of harmful algae and bacteria and reducing the cycle time of your tank.
What makes PHAEO special is its ability to build a silica-free frustule, which means that it can survive and keep consuming excess nutrients even in a silica-limited or -depleted tank. In addition, PHAEO can tolerate iron deficiency which is common in reef aquariums, a key benefit to using Marine MicroMagic 7 Species Subscription.
Biflagellated green alga; 5-18 microns in length
Dunaliella is a halophilic genus (thrives in high salinity) and is popular for beta-carotene production. It can turn pink under certain environmental conditions (high salinity and light). D. tertiolecta is considered to be the best feed for breeding artemia (brine shrimp). Dunal shows superior growth and survival rate in comparison to other aquaculturally valuable microalgae species.
brown centric diatom; Cell is 3-20 microns in length
Chaeto has an excellent nutritional profile. Like other diatoms, C. muelleri consumes silicates, restricting the growth of harmful algae and bacteria and can reduce the cycle time of your tank. C. muelleri is characterized by fast growth and is easy to culture.
Add 5ml of Marine MicroMagic 7 Species Subscription per 40L 3-4 times per week for the first week. Increase by 2ml each week for three weeks, and then adjust as needed.
- Spot-feed corals invert’s and filter feeders to maximize growth
- Use as a feed for Aquatic Live Food’s live copepods, amphipods, and rotifers, to establish or maintain a healthy zooplankton population in your tank.
- Gradually increase MicroMagic dose to accelerate coral growth and increase copepod populations.
- Store in the fridge
- Is best when used within 7-14 days
- Do not freeze
- Shake the bottle periodically to prolong the useful life
Finally, our Marine MicroMagic 7 Species Subscription product is only one of the many products we are proud to offer at Aquatic Live Food. Check out our website for many more exciting products in store!