The benefits of phytoplankton in a reef aquarium

Published : 2021-02-22 10:53:43
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The benefits of phytoplankton in a reef aquarium

The benefits of phytoplankton in a reef aquarium

Daphbio precursor and innovative: a living product much more effective than an industrial or powder product and ideal for starting, reseeding, maintaining, resetting or transferring the aquarium. 

Phytoplankton is an essential link in the trophic chain, it is present in all marine universes and constitutes the first food network for living organisms. Daphbio has been a pioneer for this type of product and is against industrial phytoplankton products coming from the other side of the world and filled with chemical preservatives. 

As far as dry phytoplankton is concerned, everyone knows that it does not contribute much from a food point of view and that it is also very polluting.

However, the aim is to recreate the environment as close as possible to the original biotope, which is why we opt for a 100% living product made without petrochemical fertilisers, fossil fuels or chemical preservatives.

But what is phytoplankton? 

Phytoplankton refers to all living plant organisms suspended in the water.

As with terrestrial plants, phytoplankton or "plant plankton" produces its substance from carbon dioxide (CO2) and mineral salts contained in seawater, phosphates, potassium, nitrogen, silica, etc.

What is its role? 

First of all, it is the source of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere and thus enables the development of other forms of life, including our own. Phytoplankton has the property of absorbing CO2 and releasing oxygen into the air, but also acts as a barrier that reduces the greenhouse effect.

It represents the main base of the food chain in the sea. No phytoplankton = no shellfish, fish or whales...

From phytoplankton cultures, many applications are possible, both in aquaculture, for the food of the cultivated species but also in cosmetics, well-being and biotechnology. 

At Daphbio phytoplankton culture is an art of living and we have called our phytoplankton Microfauna Booster®, we are now in the third generation, each generation corresponds to an improvement of the product. For more than 15 years we have constantly worked and improved it so that it is as effective as possible in your aquariums. We have a dedicated laboratory with speakers, researchers and doctors in phytoplankton and bacteria who take part in the work to improve our products. It is therefore the ideal product for the reef aquarium as it recreates the microfauna and prevents cyanobacteria, also participates in balancing the right parameters, purifying the water and feeding all corals. It contains a 100% biological mixture of different strains of phytoplankton, enzymes, bacterioplankton and denitrifying bacteria and, to a lesser extent, probiotics.

Microfauna Booster® third generation

In addition to recreating the trophic chain in your aquarium, the Daphbio product from the seawater range will allow you to develop your microfauna. 

Microfauna plays a major role in your reef aquarium. Just as our digestive system needs a diverse microbiota, the aquarium needs a micro life: microfauna and meiofauna. This is essential and is a sign of a healthy aquarium. Its presence tells us that all is well. 

The micro fauna represents small white dots on the glass panes or running on the sand: gills, copepods, isopods, micro shrimps, mysis, its absence should be a warning: something is missing and something is wrong.

Microfauna Booster® will also enable you to treat your tank against an attack of cyanobacteria, filamentous algae or crusty algae. Phytoplankton has the natural ability to improve things in a reef aquarium. 

We now know that cyanobacteria are deadly for the occupants of an aquarium, which is why it is essential to act as quickly as possible, as soon as a suspicious algae appears, find out more or contact us for more information.

To do this, Daphbio has created a 100% effective product: the anti-cyanobacteria kit, which is composed of the Booster® Microfauna and the Anti-Cyano bottle. 

However, to avoid a return of cyanobacteria, it is important to feed your aquarium with bacteria and to pour Microfaune Booster® three times a week in the evening with the skimmer switched off. In association with Microfaune Booster® do not forget to add specific bacteria to the reef aquarium: Bactoreef® to maintain the aquarium and avoid any problems.

For a resplendent aquarium use Bactoreef® and Microfaune Booster® all year round, the effectiveness of biological products cannot be equalled by industrial products which are distributed in supermarkets, this is what justifies their price.