Our Home Culture System Kit is designed for live zooplankton such as copepods and rotifers are essential first-feeds for many larvae of many fish (for example, Seahorses, Sea Dragons, Clownfish). 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. 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 wiping the interior surfaces of the bucket. The HCS is sturdy and easily transported, and includes a flexible cover that isolates the culture from contamination.
Our HCS Kit includes:
- 20L Food Grade Bucket
- Air pump & Airline
- Clips and Fittings x2
- Floss Filter Tube
- Arms x2
- Ridged Airline
- Air Stone
- Floss Retainer
- Starter Culture (copepods 125ml) or (Rotifers 250ml)
- 200ml AlgaSpring high quality & density algae paste OR MicroMagic
- 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.
The dry goods are shipped first in normal mail, the live goods are shipped 2 days later by express post.
Home Culture System Kit (HCS) is our bucket culture kit. Comes with the components and critters that you have chosen for culturing. This bucket system kit and be used for zooplankton of all varieties and from both the marine and freshwater environments. From rotifers, copepods, amphipods, cladocerans and many more.
Finally, it is important to note that your HCS Kit will come in two deliveries. The first delivery will be everything except for the live goods (live food and phytoplankton) and 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 components before the live foods arrive.