PhytoTank CL System - Copepod and Phytoplankton Culture Reactors
Grow copepods and phytoplankton hassle-free using the PhytoTank CL System! This kit includes everything you need to maintain a self-sustaining copepod colony to feed your reef tank inhabitants. It includes two PhytoTank-L reactors: one for growing copepods and another for growing phytoplankton to feed your copepods. You can also use any excess phytoplankton to feed your corals!**
The kit features the PodNest-- a combined aerator and copepod habitat which results in significant copepod culture density. Also included is a large, 4 inch copepod sieve to help catch copepods.
The integrated LED light provides uniform lighting for maximum growth and eliminates the need for space-consuming banks of fluorescent lights. Cultures take place in disposable culture bags, and the PhytoTank`s durable rubber cap has bulkheads for disposable aeration and vent tubes, so you wont need to extensively clean or disinfect your PhytoTank between cultures. Simply throw out the disposable items and start your next culture!
PhytoTank-L Reactor Specifications
|Weight (when empty)||1lb 16 ounces|
|Working Volume||Volume: 3.5 Liters (118 ounces)|
|Recommended Tank Size||100+ Gallons|
|Material||Glass and Rubber|
- (2x) 3.5 Liter PhytoTank L Reactors
- LED Power Supply
- LED Dimmer
- Two-Way Power Splitter
- PodNest combined aerator & copepod habitat
- Two-Part Fertilizer (50 ml Part A, 50 ml Part B)
- (2x) Culture Pack-L
- (20 total) Disposable culture bags
- (20 total) Disposable graduated pipettes
- (20 total) Disposable vent tubes
- (20 total) Disposable aeration tubes
- Aeration tube with air filter, splitter & valve
- Mesh filter (4" diameter) for capturing Tisbe copepods
- Instruction manual
The PhytoTankLED system is NOT waterproof. Do NOT submerge your PhytoTank. Wipe the PhytoTank with a damp cloth to clean. Keep power supply and power cords away from water. Create a drip loop with your power cord to prevent water from contacting the electronics.
**Copepod and phytoplankton starter cultures are not included.
|Total Volume||3.52 Liters|
|Output Size||0.5" (1/2 in.)|
|Tubing Inside Diameter||1/2 in. (0.5" / 12.7mm)|
Insert vent and aeration tubes into reactor lid
Clean your workspace, hands, reactor lid, and tubes with rubbing alcohol
Place one disposable culture bag into the PhytoTank, folding the bag over the threaded opening of the reactor body
Add freshly mixed saltwater to halfway point
Add 250 ml of starter culture (not included)
Add 2ml of Part A and 2 ml of Part B fertilizers
Install lid and tighten clamp
Attach supplied air hose with in line filter, then plug in power supply (an outlet timer set to a 16 hour light / 8 hour dark cycle is recommended)
Harvest phytoplankton after 7-10 days. Dispose of the plastic bag liner, vent, and aeration tubes.
I recommend dosing 1.5ml of each for every gallon of culture you are growing.