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4 inch wide, 6 inches tall sieve with permanent mounted 330 micron high grade polyester plankton cloth.

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4 inch wide, 6 inches tall sieve with permanent mounted 500 micron high grade polyester plankton cloth.

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4 inch wide, 6 inches tall sieve with permanent mounted 670 micron high grade polyester plankton cloth.

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This is a great hatching setup! Once you use it you will never want to go back to the upside down soda bottle.

Cone shape with round bottom provides perfect circulation patterns for maximum hatch. Clear acrylic plastic cone for viewing. Valve at the bottom allows you to drain instead of siphoning. After hatch is complete, let stand and separate, unhatched cysts will sink, empty shells will float. Simply open drain to remove unhatched cysts, set them aside and then collect the artemia until you get to the shells.

Unit can hatch 2 tablespoons (35cc) of cysts. Comes with plastic drain valve, rigid PVC stand, splash cap, rigid air tube, air regulating needle valve, airline tubing and collection cup with cap.

Can also be used for microalgae or rotifers.

Hatch-Rite 3 manufactured by FAFUSA

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ReefPods™ Acartia, an elegant pod, are an excellent all purpose food: Great for many larval fish, corals and other sessile invertebrates.

Medium-small calanoid copepod

ReefPods™ Acartia is a live culture of the calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa. Acartia live and feed in the water column and will eat suspended detritus and microalage. They produce a small nauplii which is an excellent food for aquarium filter feeders and fish larvae. The adults are eaten by numerous plankton feeding fish.

ReefPods™ Acartia may be used as a starter culture to establish populations in marine aquarium refugiums or the main tank when PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™ is added as directed. Once established they will reproduce quickly, growing from nauplii to adults in about 12 days. They will thrive in normal aquarium temperatures and a wide range of salinities. It is suggested they be added to the aquarium at night to avoid immediate fish predation.

ReefPods™ Acartia may be cultured separately in a small tank by feeding PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™. The nauplii are smaller than 65 microns, making them suitable for many fish larvae. Adults may be harvested for feeding juvenile seahorses and other small fish. Reef Pods™ are the only truly tropical live copepod cultures available on the market today. It opens an exciting new area of feeding possibilities for the experimental marine aquarist. Look for many new species of copepod cultures to be available from the culture professionals at AlgaGen.

Biology Small calanoid copepod Lives in the water column Life stages: Egg (1), Nauplii (6), Copepodid (5), Adult (1) Adults 1.0-1.2 mm length Nauplii 65-120 micrometers wide Life Span 20-25 days Nauplii to egg producing age 9-12 days Feed nauplii to small to medium fish larvae

Culture preferences Temperature 24-27C Salinity 20-30 ppt Use light aeration Stocking density <1/ml Feed PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™

Aquarium Applications Acartia tonsa is very useful in ornamental aquaculture for feeding larval fish and crustaceans, seahorses and invertebrates such as corals. It is recommended that a separate culture be maintained from which to collect nauplii for adding directly to aquariums or to tanks of larval fish or crustaceans. Acartia’s nutritional profile makes it ideal for feeding both photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic corals. It has wide ranging potential in developing techniques for breeding many ornamental species that cannot be raised with rotifers.

Culture Tips Acartia is an opportunist planktivore. Consumption of colloidal particles, detritus, microalgae and zooplankton has been documented. Acartia is one of the easier calanoid copepods to culture, but it should be cultured in low densities to reduce canabilism of the nauplii by the adults. Highest egg production will occur when cultures are fed nutritious microalgae. When feeding Acartia live microalgae, such as Phycopure™ CopePod Blend™, only small amounts should be added at a time to ensure the food is consumed prior to the subsequent feeding. Amounts can be adjusted on subsequent feedings based on the apparent amount remaining in the culture. Clarity of the water is a useful indication of food consumption. Acartia can be cultured effectively in containers as small as one gallon and only require mild aeration. It is suggested that culture containers be cleaned periodically and water renewed to maintain proper water parameters. Acartia can be cultured at salinities ranging from 12-45ppt and temperatures from 18-30C, but optimal culture performance will occur at 18-28ppt and 23-27C.

Acclimation upon receipt Acartia tolerates a wide range of temperatures and salinities but it is recommended that water-parameter acclimation at a rate of 6ppt salinity per day or 5C per day be performed if aquarium salinities or temperatures differ by 10ppt or 10C. It is important to feed Acartia during the acclimation period. Healthy Acartia can be added directly to the main aquarium or the fish or invertebrate culture tank if the intent is only to feed the Acartia as a one-time food.

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ReefPods™ Parvocalanus are the smallest of the bunch and pack a nutritious punch. They may be the best choice for culturing extremely small fish larvae such as anthias, tangs, and dwarf angels.

Small calanoid copepod

ReefPods™ Parvocalanus is a live culture of the calanoid copepod Parvocalanus crassirostris. Parvocalanus adult copepods live in the water column and eat microalgae. They produce a small nauplii which is an excellent food for hard to feed aquarium filter feeders and fish larvae. The adults are eaten by very small plankton eating fish.

ReefPods™ Parvocalanus may be used as a starter culture to establish populations in marine aquarium refugiums or the main tank when PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™ is added as directed. Although not as easily established as Tisbe, once established they will reproduce quickly, growing from nauplii to reproductive adults in about 8 days. They are tropical and will thrive in normal aquarium temperatures and typical marine salinities. It is suggested they be added to the aquarium at night or to the refugium to avoid immediate fish predation.

ReefPods™ Parvocalanusmay be cultured separately in a small tank by feeding PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™. The nauplii are as small as 40 micrometers wide, making them suitable for extremely small fish larvae and “small-mouthed” sessile invertebrate. Adults may be harvested for feeding juvenile seahorses and other small fish.

Reef Pods™ are the only truly tropical live copepod cultures available on the market today. It opens an exciting new area of feeding possibilities for the experimental marine aquarist. Look for many new species of copepod cultures to be available from the culture professionals at AlgaGen.

Biology
Small calanoid copepod
Nauplii, copepodids, and adults live in the water column
Life stages: Egg (1), Nauplii (6), Copepodid (5), Adult (1)
Life span 12-15 days
Adult size 0.8-.09mm
Nauplii size 40-100 microns
Nauplii to reproductive age 6-8 days
Reproduction: drops eggs
Stocking densities 0.5-2.0/ml

Culture preferences
Temperature 24-32C
Salinity 25-35ppt
Light aeration
Feed PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™

Aquarium Applications
Parvocalanus is recognized by top aquaculturists and aquarium breeders as one of the best live foods for the smallest and most difficult of the marine fish larvae due to the small size of the nauplii. This small pelagic copepod is rich in essential fatty acids and provides good nutrition for developing larval fish. In aquariums the small size is optimum for capture by the finest filter feeders such as feather duster and Christmas tree worms, SPS corals and sponge.

Culture tips
Parvocalanus populations can expand rapidly when optimum culture conditions are maintained. Ideal foods are live microalgae such as Phycopure™ CopePod Blend™. When feeding Parvocalanus live microalgae, such as Phycopure™ CopePod Blend™, only small amounts should be added once daily to ensure that the food is consumed prior to the subsequent feeding. Amounts can be adjusted daily based on the apparent amount remaining in the culture. Clarity of the water is a useful indication of food consumption. Culture containers as small as one gallon are suitable for culturing Parvocalanus. Good culture hygiene is essential to maintain a thriving population of Parvocalanus. It is suggested that culture containers be cleaned and water renewed once weekly to maintain proper water parameters. Ideal conditions are 25-27C, 28-30ppt and light to medium aeration.

Acclimation upon receipt
Parvocalanus should be acclimated at a rate of 3ppt salinity per day or 5C per day if aquarium salinities or temperatures differ by 6ppt or 6C. It is important to feed Parvocalanus during the acclimation period. Healthy Parvocalanus can be added directly to the main aquarium or the fish or invertebrate culture tank if the intent is only to feed the Parvocalanus as a one-time food.

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ReefPods™ Pseudodiaptomus – an excellent all purpose pod that will populate your tank and refugium and is an excellent food for larval fish, seahorses, sessile invertebrates, and small reef fish. Also, it is exciting to observe mated pairs clinging to the aquarium glass.

Medium-Large calanoid copepod

ReefPods™ Pseudodiaptomus is a live culture of the calanoid copepod Pseudodiaptomus pelagicus. Pseudodiaptoms adult copepods live and feed in the water column and will eat microalgae. They produce a small to medium nauplii which is an excellent food for aquarium filter feeders and fish larvae. The adults are eaten by numerous water-column feeding fish such as clowns, dwarf angels, anthias and seahorses, to name just a few.

ReefPods™ Pseudodiaptomus may be used as a starter culture to establish populations in marine aquarium refugiums or the main tank when PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™ is added as directed. Once established they will reproduce quickly, growing from nauplii to adults in about 12 days. They are sub-tropical and will thrive in normal aquarium temperatures and a wide range of salinities. It is suggested they be added to the aquarium at night or to the refugium to avoid immediate fish predation.

ReefPods™ Pseudodiaptomus may be cultured separately in a small tank by feeding PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™. The nauplii are smaller than 160 micrometers wide, making them suitable for many fish larvae. Adults may be harvested for feeding juvenile seahorses and other small fish.

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Biology
Pseudodiaptomus pelagicus
Medium – calanoid copepod
Lives in the water column
Life stages: Egg (1), Nauplii (5), Copepodid (5), Adult (1)
Adults can attach to surfaces
Males will remain attached to female mates
Lifespan 20-30 days
Nauplii to reproductive age 9-12 days
Adult size: 1.2-1.5 mm
Nauplii: 75-160 microns wide
Adult females carry egg sacs
Release live nauplii

Culture preferences
Temperature 24-27C
Salinity 20-30 ppt
Light to medium aeration
Stocking densities 0.25-1.0/ml
Feed PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™

Aquarium applications
Pseudodiaptomus is an excellent live food for all smaller aquarium inhabitants and filter feeders. An interesting habit of the adults is their ability to cling to tank surfaces. Try adding Pseudodiaptomus to your aquarium refugium where the adults can continue to produce nauplii that will enter the water column and be nutritious live prey for all your sessile invertebrates such as corals and feather dusters. Nauplii that escape predation can help replenish the adult population when adequate levels of microalgae are provided as food to support growth and reproduction. Pseudodiaptomus can also be added directly to aquariums or to larval tanks as an excellent live food. It has been successfully used as a larval fish feed where rotifers have proven to be ineffective.

Culture tips
Pseudodiaptomus is a planktivore. Highest egg production will occur when cultures are fed nutritious microalgae. When feeding Pseudodiaptomus live microalgae, such as Phycopure™ CopePod Blend™, only small amounts should be added once daily to ensure that the food is consumed prior to the subsequent feeding. Amounts can be adjusted daily based on the apparent amount remaining in the culture. Clarity of the water is a useful indication of food consumption. Pseudodiaptomus can be cultured effectively in containers as small as one gallon and only require mild aeration. It is suggested that culture containers be cleaned periodically and water renewed to maintain proper water parameters. Pseudodiaptomus can be cultured at salinities ranging from 8-38ppt and temperatures from 18-30C, but optimal culture performance will occur at 18-28ppt and 23-27C.

Acclimation upon receipt
Pseudodiaptomus tolerates a wide range of temperatures and salinities but it is recommended that water-parameter acclimation at a rate of 6ppt salinity per day or 5C per day be performed if aquarium salinities or temperatures differ by 10ppt or 10C. It is important to feed Pseudodiaptomus during the acclimation period. Healthy Pseudodiaptomus can be added directly to the main aquarium or the fish or invertebrate culture tank if the intent is only to feed the Pseudodiaptomus as a one-time food.

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ReefPods™ Tangerine is a live culture of a large unidentified calanoid copepod, most likely in the Family Temoridae. Tangerine adult copepods live in the water column and will eat small suspended detritus particles and microalgae in the aquarium. They produce a large nauplii which is an excellent food for aquarium filter feeders and fish larvae. The adults are eaten by numerous water-column feeding fish such as clowns, dwarf angels, anthias and seahorses, to name just a few.

ReefPods™ Tangerine may be used as a starter culture to establish populations in marine aquarium refugiums or the main tank when PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend is added as directed. Although not as easily established as Tisbe, once established they will reproduce quickly, growing from nauplii to reproductive adults in about 15 days. They are sub-tropical and will thrive in normal aquarium temperatures and a wide range of salinities. It is suggested they be added to the aquarium at night or to the refugium to avoid immediate fish predation.

ReefPods™ Tangerine may be cultured separately in a small tank by feeding PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™. The nauplii are 100-200 micrometers wide, making them suitable for many fish larvae. Adults may be harvested for feeding juvenile seahorses and other small fish.

Reef Pods™ are the only truly tropical live copepod cultures available on the market today. It opens an exciting new area of feeding possibilities for the experimental marine aquarist. Look for many new species of copepod cultures to be available from the culture professionals at AlgaGen.

Biology
Large calanoid copepod (species unidentified)
Nauplii, copepodids, and adults live in the water column
Life span up to 40 days
Adult size 2 to  2.5 mm long
Nauplii size 100-200 microns wide
Nauplii to reproductive age 12-20 days
Reproduction: carries eggs in sacs
Stocking densities 0.1-0.5/ml

Culture preferences
Temperature 22-25C
Salinity 15-30ppt
Light to medium aeration
Feed PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™

Aquarium Applications
The Tangerine Pod is an excellent species for directly feeding to hungry fish and seahorses to observe a feeding frenzy. The nauplii of Tangerines are excellent food for filter feeding invertebrates and for juvenile seahorses and for larger sized or staged fish larvae and invertebrate nauplii. Juvenile and adult Tangerines are an excellent replacement for less nutritious brine shrimp.

Culture tips
The Tangerine Pod is an omnivore and will consume microalgae and zooplankton alike. It is recommended that adult densities be maintained at less than 0.25/mL. Tangerines can be cultured in containers as small as one gallon; however, 5 gallons is a recommended minimum. When feeding microalgae, such as Phycopure™ CopePod Blend™ it is recommended to maintain a good background of food continuously. Amounts can be adjusted daily based on the apparent amount remaining in the culture. Clarity of the water is a useful indication of food consumption. Ideal conditions are 22-25C, 15-25ppt and light to medium aeration.

Acclimation upon receipt
Tangerine copepods tolerate a wide range of temperatures and salinities but it is recommended that water-parameter acclimation at a rate of 6ppt salinity per day or 5C per day be performed if aquarium salinities or temperatures differ by 10ppt or 10C. It is important to feed Tangerines during the acclimation period.  Healthy Tangerines can be added directly to the main aquarium or the fish or invertebrate culture tank if the intent is only to feed the Tangerines as a one-time food.

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ReefPods™ Tisbe the most popular aquarium Pod – they consume your aquarium’s wastes and detritus, reproduce well, and are food for a multitude of reef inhabitants!  May also be cultured separately.

ReefPods™ Tisbe is a live culture of the harpacticoid copepod Tisbe biminiensis. Tisbe adult copepods live on bottom substrate such as live rock or sand and will eat detritus and microalage in the aquarium. They produce a small nauplii which is an excellent food for aquarium filter feeders and fish larvae. The adults are eaten by small bottom feeding fish such as gobies, dragonettes and blennies.

ReefPods™ Tisbe may be used as a starter culture to add to marine aquarium refugiums or the main tank. Once established they will reproduce quickly, growing from nauplii to adults in about nine days. They will thrive in a wide range of aquarium temperatures and a wide range of salinities. It is suggested they be added to the aquarium at night or to the refugium to avoid immediate fish predation.

ReefPods™ Tisbe may be cultured separately in a small tank by feeding PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™. The nauplii are 55-140 micrometers wide, making them suitable for many fish larvae. Adults may be harvested for feeding juvenile seahorses and other small fish.

Reef Pods™ are the only truly tropical live copepod cultures available on the market today. It opens an exciting new area of feeding possibilities for the experimental marine aquarist. Look for many new species of copepod cultures to be available from the culture professionals at AlgaGen.

Biology
Small harpacticoid copepod
Lives on surfaces and swims in water column
Life stages: Egg (1), Nauplii (6), Copepodid (5), Adult (1)
Reproduction: sexual
Eggs are deposited in an egg sac attached to female genital segment
10-70 eggs per egg sac
Nauplii width: 55-140 m wide
Adult length:0.70 -1.0 mm
Nauplii to egg producing age: 9-12 days
Life span: 15-20 days
Stocking densities: 0.25-1.5/mL
Stock into refugium for tank hygiene control and for background live feeds

Culture preferences
Lite to medium aeration
Temp 22-30C
Salinity 20-35ppt
Feed PhycoPure™ CopePod Blend™

Aquarium Applications
Tisbe is an excellent all purpose aquarium copepod owing to its role in the natural environment as a detritivore. An opportunist feeder, Tisbe can be used as a tank cleaner consuming uneaten food and wastes as well as phytoplankton in the tank and refugium. Tisbe is capable of producing many eggs during its adult life span that hatch into nauplii which will enter the water column as food for your filter feeding reef inhabitants and replenish the adult population vital to tank hygiene. Tisbe adults and juveniles may also enter the water column and be tasty and nutritious treats for your reef fish!

Culturing tips
Tisbe can be cultured in containers as small as one gallon. Tisbe are tolerant to a wide range of water quality, which requires culture containers to be cleaned no more than once per week when the copepods are not overfed. Tisbe can be cultured continuously for months in an ecologically established low-density culture similar to an aquarium refugium when small amounts of live microalgae are added periodically. When high densities and maximum egg production are desired, live microalgae should be fed at a rate sufficient to be “cleared” within 18-24 hours.

Acclimation upon receipt
Upon receipt of your Tisbe starter culture, open the bottle and smell the culture water. It will be normal to smell a sweet salt smell or even a slightly earthy smell. It will not be normal to smell rotten eggs. Do not use your copepods if a rotten odor is detected. Tisbe tolerates a wide range of temperatures and salinities and doesn’t usually require water-parameter acclimation. Healthy Tisbe can be added directly to the main aquarium, sump, refugium or culture containers.

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This is a red flagellated cell that is a bit more finicky to culture. It is known for a high DHA content and has been used to raise more tricky organisms such as pelagic copepods amongst others. Use f/2 media as a feed.

Temperature range: 56º -79º F (13º-26º C) but cultures well at 68º -72º F (20º-22º C).

Approximate cell size: 5-8 µ wide by 8-13 µ long.

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250 ml Starter culture with at least 100,000 rotifers.

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Superior microbial mixture for water quality improvement in fish hatcheries and live food productions, and gut microflora optimization.

Sanolife® MIC-F was developed specifically :
to produce enzymes and degrade waste products.
to optimize the microbial flora in freshwater and marine cultures.

Sanolife® MIC-F will:
condition the fish larvae to have better growth rate, survival, immune response and overall stress resistance.
improve significantly the culture water quality by breakdown of waste products.
lead to the colonization of the digestive tract with a favourable microflora that will also improve digestion.

Contains Bacillus subtillis, Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus pumilus, selected and formulated especially for fish larviculture.

For Display or Brood Stock tanks
Add 5 mg per liter of water daily.  (A chart is provided below on average measurements converted to milligrams and grams.)  The powder should mixed in a cup of water and then poured directly into the tank.

For Fry tanks
Add 10 mg per liter of water the day before stocking the tank.  Thereafter add 5 mg per liter of water daily.

For gut loading (bio-encapsulating)
Rotifers, Artemia nauplii, adult Artemia or copepods, add 0.5 grams per liter of water a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 6 hours before harvest.

For live food cultures (Rotifers, copepods, etc)
Add 5 mg per liter of water daily.

 The table below can be used as a guide for dosing

 grams  mg  liters  gallons
 1/8  tsp  0.6  600  120  31.58
 1/4  tsp  1.2  1200  240  63.16
 1/2  tsp  2.4  2400  480  126.32
 1  tsp  4.8  4800  960  252.63
 1 1/2  tsp  7.2  7200  1440  278.95
 1  tbs  14.4  14400  2880  757.89

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Spirulina is widely used as a direct feed and a feed supplement in aquaculture. As a feed supplement, Spirulina contains carotenoids and xanthophylls for added coloration, minerals, vitamins and immune enhancement. Recommended inclusion rate 2 to 5 %.

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This is a green, motile microalge with a high lipid content.

Temperature range: Less than 85º F (29º C).

Approximate cell size: 9-10 µ wide by 12-14 µ long.

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This is a diatom that requires f/2 media + silica as a feed. It grows in hi-light and is a fairly large cell. It. It has large fatty deposits in the cell and has been used in shrimp farming. Moderately hearty cells.

Temperature range: handles temperatures between 52º-86º F (11º-30º C). Recommended temperature of 68º-77º F (20º-25º C).

Approximate cell size: 10-15 µ wide by 10-20 µ long.

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