OceanMagik Live Phytoplankton Blend


OceanMagik Live Phytoplankton Blend
OceanMagik is a unique blend of Four Live Phytoplankton species, specifically selected to provide your corals, Pods, and filter feeders a complete diet of highly nutritious essential fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, amino acids and carotenoids. OceanMagik will continuously feed your corals, clams, copepods, and other filter-feeding invertebrates. We designed OceanMagik to improve water quality by outcompeting nuisance algae for Nitrate and Phosphate. As the Live Phytoplankton in OceanMagik reproduces, it consumes nitrate and phosphate in the aquarium. This rapid growth leaves less of these chemicals available for use by unwanted algae – as a result, OceanMagik restricts unwanted growth. Only a LIVE product can offer both of these benefits as “dead” products do not reproduce and immediately begin decomposing into Nitrate and Phosphate. OceanMagik is a natural way to balance your tank and it will not cloud your water. Prolonged use of OceanMagik will also stabilize pH.

What’s In It?

OceanMagik consists of a proprietary blend of four Live Phytoplankton species:
Nannochloropsis gaditana :: Non-flagellated Yellow/Green :: 1 – 5 microns This tiny green algae consumes several nitrogen waste compounds including ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates. As a result, Nano helps if you have an overfeeding problem, if you are adding a new critter to your tank, or if you want to reduce the frequency of water changes.
Tetraselmis sp :: Green Biflagellate :: 6 – 10 microns With a rich and varied amino/ fatty acid profile, Tetraselmis provides a very nutritional feed for your marine life. Large aquaculture facilities commonly use Tet, due to its highly nutritional makeup.
Isochrysis galbana :: Brown Biflagellate :: 10 – 14 microns This complex brown algae is high in DHA and is also often used to enrich zooplankton such as copepods and brine. Dosing your tank with Isochrysis will also boost zooplankton and copepod levels. It will also help with the development, coloration, and resilience of your marine life. Oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops all love Isochrysis!
Thalassiosira weissflogii :: Unflagellated Diatom :: 5 – 32 microns Thal is the largest strain of phytoplankton we offer. As a beneficial diatom, this algae consumes silicates, restricting the growth of harmful dinoflagellates and silicates. Cycle time is reduced by adding Thal to your tank!

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What are the benefits?

The fatty acids produced during fast healthy phytoplankton growth are very beneficial and critical to the health of many marine organisms.

Phytoplankton are incredibly important to the aquatic food chain. They utilize nutrients in the water along with carbon dioxide to reproduce, and in the process, create essential fatty acids critical to the health and development of most marine organisms.

Phytoplankton will utilize nitrates and phosphates, iron and other trace elements in order to produce proteins and essential fatty acids. The phytoplankton in turn are consumed by copepods (and other filter feeders) and thus will pass these essential fatty acids along to fish and other predators.

You will find that copepod (and brine shrimp) larvae fed phytoplankton will develop better, with less mortalities and deformities than larvae offered alternative food sources which will be deficient in the fatty acids phytoplankton provides.  Another important note is that it has also been observed that many corals consume phytoplankton!

Live phytoplankton are used in aquaculture to absorb and bind heavy metals. In this case the use of live phytoplankton will clean the water and lead to healthier corals and fish even if it is not used as a food source directly.  Live Phytoplankton will also remove nitrates and phosphates, consume carbon dioxide (stabilize pH) and oxygenate the water during the day part of the light cycle.

In short, with consistent, predictable use of phytoplankton there will be more aquatic bug life; better aquatic bug life means more food for corals and fish.

How To Use OceanMagik

It is suggested to daily dose 5mL of OceanMagik Live Phytoplankton for every 20 gallons of tank water in your system for the first two weeks. That will help your system get used to living Phytoplankton being introduced and after two weeks you can adjust the amount up or down as necessary. We like to dose OceanMagik every day when we feed our fish since it convenient and the small phytoplankton is not actively sought after by the fish. There is no need to acclimate OceanMagik before dosing to your aquarium.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recommended dosing for OceanMagik?
Recommended dosage is 5ml/20 gallons daily.
How do I store Oceanmagik?
OceanMagik is best stored in a refrigerator that is set between (34F-40F). We recommend shaking the bottle every day before usage.
What is the shelf life of Oceanmagik?
Oceanmagik has a best by date of approximately 4 weeks.
How will I know if my OceanMagik has spoiled?
Oceanmagik will naturally have a light odor to it, but if it happens to smell foul like "rotten broccoli" then the product has spoiled.
What are the benefits of OceanMagik?
OceanMagik is the best food source for copepods as well as acting as a food source for many corals.  It also aides in controlling nuisance algae, including dinoflaggelates, as it will outcompete them for resources.

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