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  Brightwell PhytoGold-S Golden Phytoplankton 4-10 Micron 500 ML
Brightwell PhytoGold-S Golden Phytoplankton 4-10 Micron 500 ML
Brightwell PhytoGold-S Golden Phytoplankton 4-10 Micron 500 ML


 
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Product Code: BRI01080
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Description
 
PhytõGold-S Sizes
125 ml, 250 ml, 500 ml, 2 L
Overview
• Provides phytoplankton ranging in size from 4 - 10µm.
• Ideally-sized for many soft corals, clams, sponges, tunicates, tube
worms, and larval invertebrates.
• Formulated to provide over 75-million phytoplanktoncells per ml.
• Does not require refrigeration.
• Supplemented with a proprietary amino acid to aid in coloration of
invertebrates.
• Formulated by a marine scientist.
Technical Background
Brightwell Aquatics PhytôGold-S is a concentrated suspension of
Isochrysis sp. and Pavlova sp., unicellular marine algae ranging in
size from 4 - 10µm and providing the three omega-3 fatty acids EPA,
DHA, and ARA; both species of phytoplankton are particularly rich in
the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, as well as in several important amino
acids. These algae fall within the size class of plankton known as
nanoplankton (2.0 - 20.0µm), which is sometimes considered
microplankton. They are the proper size for feeding many species of
soft corals (particularly those with short tentacles), as well as clams
and other bivalves, sponges, tunicates (sea squirts), plumed worms
(Christmas tree worms, feather dusters, etc.), and larval invertebrates
such as those of many bivalves.
Though Isochrysis and Pavlova provide a number of amino acids, one that
is not naturally present has been added to PhytôGold-S; this
proprietary amino acid has been shown in studies to increase coloration
of corals and other marine invertebrates. Additionally, a small
percentage of vitamin-C is present to increase the benefits of
PhytôGold-S, particularly to corals and their allies that have recently
undergone fragmenting or propagation.
PhytôGold-S may be used in conjunction with other planktonic
suspensions to provide a complete range of sizes to filter-feeding and
planktivorous organisms.
PhytôGold-S does not require refrigeration, however storage in a cool,
shaded area will prolong the activity of the vitamins. Refrigeration
will maximize the shelf-life of the product.
Instructions and Guidelines
Shake product well before using. Turn protein skimmer and other forms
of mechanical filtration off prior to adding food suspensions to
aquaria, and allow 10 - 15 minutes after feeding before resuming
operation of filtration.
Target Feeding (recommended): Target feeding may be carried out with a
lengthy piece of rigid air tubing, plastic syringe, pipette, dropper,
or similar device; pour 5 ml (1 capful) into a small container and suck
a portion of this into the feeding device, then slowly discharge the
contents of the device 2 - 4” upstream of the target organism(s).
Repeat these steps as deemed necessary. Rinse the portion (inside and
outside) of the feeder that was placed into aquarium water before
placing it into this bottle (if feeding directly from the bottle rather
than from a separate container); failure to do so will contaminate the
product and encourage it to decompose.
Broadcast Feeding: Add up to 5 ml per 50 gallons of water in the entire
aquarium system in an area of rapid water movement daily for the first
four weeks of use; thereafter, the dosage may be increased as desired.
Notes: Add no more than 5 ml total of liquid food suspensions per 50
gallons of water in the entire aquarium system daily for the first four
weeks of use; thereafter, the dosage may be gradually increased as
desired. Starting out at a low dosage and gradually increasing it with
time will allow the biological filtration in the aquarium to adjust to
the increase in nutrients and prevent water quality from deteriorating.
Planktonic food suspensions (such as this one) are best utilized by
target feeding specific invertebrates in an aquarium; in doing so, the
majority of the food may be consumed by the intended organisms rather
than ending up in filtration media or indirectly impacting water
quality (as often occurs when indescriminately “broadcast feeding” by
adding liquid food suspensions to a stream of water and allowing the
contents to disperse randomly throughout the aquarium system).
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.
Guaranteed Analysis
Moisture (max) 94.90%, crude protein (min) 0.44%, crude fat (min)
0.22%, crude fiber (min) 1.12%, ash (max) 5.56%.
Ingredients
Purified water, Isochrysis sp. (phytoplankton), Pavlova sp.
(phytoplankton), proprietary amino acids, Ascorbic acid, Citric acid

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