TEDed: The Secret Life of Plankton

We all know that there is more to our oceans than what we can see with the naked eye, with strange  zooplankton, phytoplankton and other bizarre creatures dominate the microscopic world. Yet footage of these animals still doesn’t cease to…

Dr. G’s Marine Aquaculture includes phytoplankton, oyster and copepod products

Dr G’s Marine Aquaculture is a new aquarium company offering up some liquid foods for reef tanks made from phytoplankton, oyster and copepods. In addition to the Oyster Magnifique and Live Tiger Copepods, Dr. G’s first product to be spotted…

LGMAquari releases new fluidized bed filter and phytoplankton reactor

We touched on the LGMAquari HOB skimmer spied at Zoomark last month and we have a couple of other interesting products coming from the Italian boutique manufacturer. LGMAquari was showing off a new fluidized bed filter along with a phytoplankton reactor…

Fitodose from Planctontech is a new automatic phytoplankton doser

Fitodose is a new phytoplankton doser from Planctontech which automatically doses phytoplankton throughout the day. By adding only a small amount of phytoplankton on a regular basis with something like the Fitodose, it is possible to maintain natural levels of…

Reed Mariculture introduces a new product line, and wants you to name it!

Reed Mariculture is well-known around here, both for their aquarium hobby line of products  (Reef Nutrition), but also for their commercial aquaculture products generally sold under the Reed Mariculture umbrella.  Seeing their large-scale aquaculture products being used in smaller-scale applications…

Seachem brings Reef Phytoplankton, Zooplankton to market

Seachem added a couple of products to its “Reef” line with Seachem Reef Phyto Plankton and Reef Zoo plankton. These bottled and concentrated food products require no refrigeration and are available in 250 or 500ml bottles.  The Reef Zooplankton has all the…

Reef Dart target feeding kits for phyto and for mysis

The Reef Dart from Crystal Clear Aquatics is an interesting target feeding kit which the first of its kind that isn’t just a glorified turkey baster. We’re looking at you you Kent Marine Sea Squirt and Rio Coral Feeders. What…

PlanktoMarine Live, a new live plankton food from GroTech

GroTech PlanktoMarine Live is a new refrigerated, ultra-dense, live form of phytoplankton recently released to the German market. According to the company, the 20ml package of PlanktoMarine Live is comparable to a 1.8 liter bottle of traditional live plankton solutions. The highly…

Southwest Marines in the UK grows it’s own Phyto, and lots of it

There’s a pretty special shop in the UK called Southwest Marines which at first glance seems rather unassuming but they do some really interesting things. In addition to housing some amazing aberrant tricolor tangs and gem tangs like it was…

Algae blooms threaten to choke Baltic Sea

An explosion of phytoplankton has reached alarming levels in the Baltic Sea consuming outrageous amounts of precious oxygen and choking out aquatic life creating one of the largest marine “dead zones” on the planet. As part of nature’s cycle, small…