PNS Yello Sno

PNS Yello Sno

PNS YelloSno is a unique product that simulates marine snow. In the ocean, a variety of different organic materials wash together and then sink due to mucilage from microbes. All of the organic material, such as animal feces, coral mucus, or dead copepods, falls to the ocean floor. This "snow" is high in nutrition and provides food to the lower parts of the ocean. Likewise, it will provide lots of nutrition for your corals and other filter feeders in your reef tank. PNS YelloSno is an artificial marine snow that you can add to your aquarium. It greatly amplifies the diet of all of your corals and filter feeders. It is a fantastic way to add some variety to your corals feeding routine or become the primary method of feeding.
PNS YelloSno is completely safe, non-toxic, and non-pathogenic. It is made of an all-natural chitin material that substitutes for copepod exoskeleton fragments. It is coated with purple non-sulfur bacteria (PNSB), which are easily digestible and high nutritious. It is rich in vitamins, protein, and amino acids. Not only is it great for your corals, it is convenient for you. After its curing process, PNS YelloSno is flash pasteurized giving it a long shelf life. 

You can use PNS ProBio alongside PNS YelloSno for even better results. PNS ProBio is useful for feeding corals, but it is also great for helping new aquariums by creating biodiversity and contributing to a balanced nitrogen cycle. You can buy both these products separately, or in the AlgaeBarn Ultimate EcoPack that comes with phytoplankton and EcoPods as well. 

Microbiology of marine snow and particulate organic carbon

Why should you feed your corals? Corals are mostly photosynthetic organisms. They have formed a mutualistic relationship with a special algae called zooxanthellae. This algae uses photosynthesis to create energy in the form of sugar for the coral. While this is how corals get most of their energy, some are also great at catching and eating food. You will notice that all corals have small openings that look like mouths, also known as polyps. These polyps are mouths that lead to a stomach. If a small chunk of organic material comes into contact with one of these polyps, the coral will eat the chunk and turn it into energy. LPS corals are the best at this, but even SPS corals can eat! Feeding can promote faster growth as well as amazing polyp extension. The issue is often finding something that you can feed to all of your corals. An LPS coral may eat a whole Mysis shrimp, but SPS corals won't. PNS YelloSno is a mixture of many different sized organic materials. This means that even the smallest polyp corals can benefit from it.

How do you use PNS YelloSno? First determine if you want mostly fine particles or larger particles. For fine particles, shake the bottle thoroughly. For larger particles, shake the bottle lightly. Simply pour about 10% of the recommended dose directly into the tank in an area of high flow. This will entice a feeding response from your corals. After this, dump the rest of the does into the tank. It is best to do this just after the lights go off because this is when corals are usually ready to feed.

What is the recommended dosage for PNS YelloSno and how often should I use it?
Add up to 16.9 fl oz PNS YelloSno per 500 US gallons per feeding session (approximately 1 ml/gal).
As with all foods, it is best used sparingly to maintain good water quality; Approximately once per week on average.

What is the best way to store PNS YelloSno?

PNS YelloSno should be kept refrigerated at all times!

Do I need to turn any of my filtration off when I use PNS YelloSno?
The best practice will be to turn off your protein skimmer and to remove any mechanical filtration, such as filter socks, during feeding, though neither of these are required.

I just received my PNS YellowSno and it smells funky, is that normal?
Strong odors and slight color variations are normal for this product.  While certain strong, natural odors may become evident, they are normal and dissipate shortly after use.

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