PhycoPure™ Reef Blend is the most diverse assemblage of Phyto on the market today. It has 9 different types and even contains zooxanthellae. It is an excellent general feed for your reef. It is not right to say that “Phyto is just phyto” or that “…all algae are the same and it does not matter what you use as long as you add some phyto(plankton)” Microalgae or Phytoplankton are as diverse a description as “food” is to what you have on a plate. Clearly popcorn is different from steak which differs from broccoli. The same applies for phytoplankton/microalgae and anyone who tells you other has been misinformed and is passing that on to you!
Marine organisms feed by smell and particle size and in other cases they just mass filter the water for whatever is available. We have observed some corals do this and actually reject certain types of microalgae/phytoplankton. So NO! Not all phytoplankton/microalgae are appropriate for feeding. There are specific combinations of phytoplankton/microalgae that should be used to grow certain marine animals. PhycoPure™ ReefBlend is a solid general approach to mass feeding a reef system.
Did you know that phytoplankton/microalgae is used to condition water in aquaculture. Live phytoplankton/microalgae will bind heavy metals and take up excess nutrient, including CO2.
The Reef Blend™ is an excellent food for amphipods, copepods, clams, scallops, shrimp larvae, sponges, and certain corals.