Microfauna seeding & re-seeding kit

Seeding and reseeding kit to create the food chain and keep the aquarium in equilibrium.

The reseeding kit offers a coherent whole including bacteria, diversified microfauna, zooplankton and phytoplankton.

For best results from the reseeding kit, apply it regularly every 3 months. We recommend ordering Bactoreef® with this kit for optimum effectiveness.  

Download the usage protocol here.

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The essential daphbio® re-seeding kit 

The daphbio® re-seeding kit for seawater aquariums reproduces the crucial food chain as can be observed in the natural environment in reefs: microfauna, micro-organisms, bacterio-plankton and meiofauna. Over the decades, innovator and trailblazer daphbio® has developed the idea that a saltwater or reef aquarium with no microfauna just doesn’t work! Saltwater and reef aquarium keeping features the presence of micro life, microfauna and various micro-organisms vital for the good health and maintenance of a saltwater aquarium. Just as our digestive system needs bacteria to absorb and eliminate nutrients, a reef and saltwater aquarium needs micro-organisms for proper development and growth.

 A reseeding kit is the essential remedy for any decrease or absence of microfauna in a reef aquarium. Just as important as the right levels of NO2, NO3 and PO4, microfauna regulate gas transfer, prevent development of cyanobacteria and invasive filamentous and encrusting algae, and also feed all of the aquarium’s occupants. Microfauna can be maintained continuously by using our kit.

Live microfauna is a unique biological product available only from daphbio®. It is a work of living art, consisting of harvesting seeded microfauna, ready to lay and so culture your aquarium. Our cultures, which are particularly resistant to extreme temperatures and being transported, are specially grown for the sole purpose of (re)seeding your aquarium.

The outcome of years of experience, our products will allow you to:

  • reseed a saltwater aquarium comprising natural live rocks, artificial inert rocks or a mixture of both types
  • reseed a reef or fish only saltwater aquarium
  • boost and maintain a saltwater aquarium
  • colonise sand and rocks with bacteria and microfauna

  Composition of the daphbio® reseeding kit

The kit comprises 3 bottles holding 250 ml, 500 ml and 1 litre:

  • Meiofauna and microfauna eggs (seeded microfauna)
  • Zoo Booster® (zooplankton)
  • Microfauna Booster® (Phytoplankton, enzymes and bacterioplankton)

When can the daphbio® reseeding kit be used?

  • You have started a reef aquarium without the daphbio® start-up kit and you notice that the start-up is sub-optimal.
  • You have bought, or plan to buy, small fish (mandarins, minnows) or delicate coral.
  • You have experienced an episode of cyanobacteria, derbesia, diatoms or filamentous algae.
  • Your aquarium has experienced a crash.
  • You are changing aquarium.
  • Before you leave to go on holiday and on your return.
  • To overcome “old tank syndrome” problems.
  • When setting up an annex aquarium, a refugium or a settling tank.

We also recommend using our reseeding kit every two to three months, or when microfauna decreases, and before it completely disappears.

Choosing the right size 

- For an aquarium of 30 to 100 litres, use the 250-ml size reseeding kit.

- For an aquarium of 100 to 500 litres, use the 500-ml size reseeding kit.

- An aquarium of 500 to 1,000 litres in size needs two 500-ml reseeding kits (the kits come in litre bottles).

 For larger aquariums, we recommend that you contact us directly on +33 (0)4 22 44 22 71 so you can take delivery of 1-litre bottles.

Instructions for use and recommendations

The reseeding instructions are found at the foot of the page. Shake before use.

For completely successful reseeding, we recommend you add Bactoreef® to your basket. Use Bactoreef® in the morning, with the skimmer switched on.

For 250-ml size reseeding kits, order 250 ml of Bactoreef®.

For 500-ml size reseeding kits, order 500 ml of Bactoreef®.

- For aquariums sized 800 litres and larger, use 1 litre of Bactoreef®.

- For aquariums sized 800 litres and larger, use 1 litre of Bactoreef®.


Keep the products in the refrigerator upon delivery.


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Reviews about this product

Based on 52 reviews

  • Benjamin K.
    Published Dec 20, 2020 at 02:34 pm (Order date: Dec 05, 2020)

    très bien

  • Eric D.
    Published Dec 17, 2020 at 08:56 pm (Order date: Dec 04, 2020)

    Top en tout

  • Jean pierre M.
    Published Dec 17, 2020 at 08:55 pm (Order date: Dec 04, 2020)

    Je ne peux apprécier l efficacité

  • Benjamin C.
    Published Nov 23, 2020 at 09:52 am (Order date: Nov 10, 2020)

    Le kit est fantastique, le réensemencement marche très bien (beaucoup de vie dans le kit à l'arrivée) et les produits fournis pour la croissance de la microfaune sont très efficaces

  • Nicolas B.
    Published Nov 15, 2020 at 10:11 am (Order date: Nov 03, 2020)

    Très bien

  • Laurent B.
    Published Nov 13, 2020 at 08:28 pm (Order date: Oct 31, 2020)

    Très bon produit au démarrage comme en maintenance

  • Eddy E.
    Published Nov 13, 2020 at 04:34 pm (Order date: Nov 03, 2020)

    Excellent produit, les conseils en plus, et livraison ultra rapide. Rien à redire

  • Yannick G.
    Published Nov 06, 2020 at 04:45 pm (Order date: Oct 27, 2020)

    Sur mon 425l satisfait

  • Pierre-Philippe G.
    Published Nov 05, 2020 at 08:24 pm (Order date: Oct 24, 2020)

    Produit a utiliser régulièrement , pour moi 1 fois tous les 3 ou 4 mois.

  • François C.
    Published Oct 29, 2020 at 03:15 pm (Order date: Oct 19, 2020)

    Même si le protocole est un peu contraignant (extinction de l'écumeur....) la microfaune est bien visible si on respecte bien les consignes. Et possédant un mandarin, je prends plaisir à le voir picorer à longueur de journée, preuve que la mircrofaune est bien là

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