Micro•Blast is a nutritious, balanced diet for
sponges, anemones, gorgonians, small polyped soft and stony corals,
clams, feather dusters, tunicates and other fine filter feeders,
developed over years of testing. It provides for growth and increased
coloration, by providing all of the essential amino acids required by
invertebrates, naturally occuring marine lipids, including important
omega fatty acids EPA and DHA, and a full spectrum of vitamins and
minerals. It also provides rich bioavailable pigments including
chlorophyll, carotenoids, and phycocyanin, containing beta-carotene,
beta-cryptoxanthin, lutein, xanthophylis, zeaxanthin, canthaxanthin and
other pigments for coloration. Micro•Blast does not require
refrigeration, but refrigeration will prolong shelf life.
Use in aquarium keeping.
It is recommended that you turn off your protein
skimmer and other filtration for 15 to 30 minutes prior to adding the
Micro•Blast to the aquarium. Be careful when feeding liquid foods, not
to overload the system. Nitrite testing is recommended when feeding
heavily. It is recommended that you not add more than the recommended
dosage of any food per day. Continuum recommends that the hobbyist vary
the types and sizes of foods delivered into the reef aquarium. Other
Continuum foods that make good choices for this food rotation include
Coral Exponential, Phyto•Blast, Zoo•Blast and Ocean Snow. Also,
occasionally blending the foods and using them as soaks for other foods
will give your invertebrates a variety simulating nature. Vary the time
of day for feeding, as well, being sure to feed at night for those
organisms that primarily feed nocturnally. Many corals feed primarily
at night, extending their tentacles and mesentarial filaments, using
their nematocysts to capture prey, and entrapping prey on their sticky
tentacles with mucus and drawing it into their mouths.
Directions and protocol.
Shake well prior to use. Add 1/2 capful (2.5 ml)
per 50 US-gallons (200 L) of marine aquarium water 2 to 3 times per
week, in an area of high flow. More may be added in heavily loaded
systems. May also be added at the rate of a few drops per gallon.
Target feeding is the best method of addition.
Use a turkey baster, pipette, or similar tool to release upstream of
animals to be fed. Do not touch corals with tool. Do not insert tool
into this bottle, particularly do not allow aquarium water to enter the
bottle, to do so will introduce bacteria into the product and accelerate
its decomposition. Instead, pour appropriate amount of Micro•Blast
into a cup and use the tool in the cup. Feed all that you pour and do
not return any product to the container (again to prevent
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption. If ingested drink water. If in eyes flush with water.