FAQ's

What are the right microalgae to use?

After decades of aquaculture research, there is an overall consensus that microalgae Isochrysis, Phaeodactylum, Tetraselmis and Nannochloropsis are the best for marine larvae feeding. Each one is good in its own way, but none provide a complete diet, therefore there is the need to blend different microalgae to get the best results.

Do your microalgae concentrates present nitrates and phosphates?

No. The nitrate and phosphate contents are carefully controlled during and at the end of the production process; therefore our products are free of nitrate and phosphate.

Can you help me with product dosage?

Yes. If you are willing to be our Customer, we will support you with dosage and better usage of products.

What are the differences between broadcast and target feeding? What is the method that I should choose?

Broadcast feeding consists in the non-discriminated addition of phytoplankton to the water column. The water current inside the aquaria will promote the phytoplankton circulation which will be dispersed throughout the tank and consumed by the aquarium inhabitants. This method provides equal access to food of all the marine organisms within the tank, being available at the same time for several species. Broadcast feeding is indicated for reef aquaria with multiple and different marine organisms. Target feeding consists in the addition of a concentrated cloud of phytoplankton in direction of a specific filter feeding invertebrate. The advantage of this method is that the potential nutritional benefit may be maximized to that specimen. The disadvantage is that other aquarium inhabitants may not benefit as much. There is no right or wrong way to dose phytoplankton. It depends on the personal dosing objective. If one specific method does not seem better compared with the other, you may alternate between both methods.