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) is designed to allow hobbyists a home-scale culture of zooplankton which is easy and reliable.
The HCS combines a conveniently-sized 20L bucket with a custom-made fittings that incorporates an air stone and a particulate waste trap. Aeration provides oxygenation and water circulation that draws particulate wastes into the waste trap (floss).
Daily 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:
• 1 x 20L Food Grade Bucket
• 1 x Air pump & Air line
• 1 x Heater
• 2 x Clips and Fittings
• 1 x Floss Filter Tube
• 1 x T-Fitting
• 2 x Arms
• 1 x Floss
• 1 x Ridged Airline
• 1 x Air Stone
• 1 x Floss Retainer
• 1 x Starter Culture (copepods 125ml) or (Rotifers 250ml)
• 1 x 200ml AlgaSpring high quality & density algae paste
• 1 x 90mm x 100mm Sieve for Harvesting