Phyto•Blast is a nutritious complex of several
naturally occuring marine phytoplankton in a wide range of sizes from 1
to 20 uM. Phyto•Blast is real phytoplankton, aquacultured in saltwater
under pristine conditions, not simply a mixture of freshwater algae or
ground up vegetables. It provides for growth and increased coloration,
by providing proteins, naturally occuring lipids, including important
omega fatty acids EPA and DHA, and a wide range of vitamins. It also
contains chlorophyll, carotenoids, astaxanthin, zeaxanthin and
canthaxanthin for coloration. Phyto•Blast does not require
refrigeration, but refrigeration will prolong shelf life.
Use in aquarium keeping.
Phyto•Blast is useful for feeding hard and soft
corals, sponges, filter feeding worms, tunicates and clams of all types.
It is particularly suited for those that feed on microplankton. It is
recommended that you turn off your protein skimmer and other filtration
for 15 to 30 minutes prior to adding the Phyto•Blast to the aquarium.
Be careful when feeding liquid foods, not to overload the system. 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, Micro•Blast, Zoo•Blast and Ocean Snow. Also, occasionallly
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 entraping prey on their sticky
tentacles with mucus and drawing it into their mouths.
Directions and protocol.
Shake well prior to use. Add 1 capful (5 ml) per
50 US-gallons (200 L) of marine aquarium water 2 to 3 times per week,
in an area of high flow.
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 Phyto•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. Contains phytoplankton, if ingested drink water. If
in eyes flush with water.