Sodium Metasilicate Solution


Boost your aquatic ecosystem with our Sodium Metasilicate Solution. Cultivate essential diatom algae for marine life and fry, including fish, zooplankton, corals, and more. Available in 50ml and 100ml sizes, this ready-made solution supports healthy growth by providing the necessary silica. Ideal for hobbyists and professionals alike.


Sodium Metasilicate Solution for Diatom Culture

Product Description: Our Sodium Metasilicate Solution is specially designed for culturing marine or freshwater diatoms (algae). Diatoms play a crucial role in aquatic ecosystems and are essential for various marine life, including fish fry, zooplankton, corals, filter feeders, mussels, clams, oysters, rotifers, copepods, and more. Diatoms require silica to build their hard outer wall, known as a frustule, and they cannot thrive without a source of silica.

Key Features:

  • Ready-made and easy-to-use solution
  • Available in 50ml, 100ml, or custom sizes
  • Each 1ml of silica solution, when combined with F/2 culture nutrients, makes 1 liter of diatom culture media.

Diatom Genera Available:

  • Chaetoceros
  • Phaeodactylum
  • Thalassiosira

Note: Silica supplementation is required for these diatom genera.

Directions for Use:

  1. Add 1ml of Sodium Metasilicate Solution to 1 liter of diatom culture media.

Available Sizes:

  • 50ml
  • 100ml
  • Custom sizes available upon request (please email us for details).

With our Sodium Metasilicate Solution, you can easily and effectively culture diatoms, providing essential nutrition for a wide range of aquatic organisms. Ensure the health and growth of your aquatic ecosystem with our premium diatom culture solution.

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Additional information

Weight .250 kg
Dimensions 400 × 400 × 600 mm