Our Freshwater Algae Culture Starter Kit is a great way to create your own food source to feed your plankton.
Start culturing your own Live Algae Cultures or algae mixes for your cultures. Effective for; freshwater, Rotifer, Copepods, Amphipods.
- Culture Flask (50ml)
- Freshwater Culturing Nutrient & Vitamins (enough to make 1L Culture Media)
- Algae Culture (size selected)
- Culture Instructions
Culture Nutrients: Freshwater Phyto Culture Nutrients
Live Algae Culture Strains
When ordering the live algae cultures, you have a choice between the below strains:
Chlorella vulgaris a freshwater genus of single-cell green algae. It is spherical in shape, about 2 to 10μm in diameter, and does not have flagella. Furthermore, through photosynthesis, it multiplies rapidly. It only requires carbon dioxide, water, sunlight, and a small number of minerals to reproduce.
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a green microalgae used as a model organism in science and has many biotechnological applications. A recent study has shown that it also has the capacity to nutritionally rival Chlorella and Spirulina. It has a great amino- and fatty acid profile and is especially high in alpha-linoleic acid (ALA). C. reinhardtii contains more Selenium and has relatively high concentrations of chlorophyll (a + b) and total carotenoids when compared to the current algal superfood market leaders.
Haematococcus pulvialis, a green freshwater microalga, is one of the main producers of natural astaxanthin (pink carotenoid), the most powerful antioxidant known to man. Astaxanthin is what gives salmon and trout its pinkish colour and will promote the health and colouration of your aquarium fish and crustaceans.
In conclusion, it is important to know the different types of algae in order to know which is right for your aquarium.
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