Nannochloropsis Phytoplankton is a great food for your marine reef.
I currently use it to help feed my Orange Fan Sponge Coral, since its a filter feeder it won’t benefit from flake or pellet. So i need to feed it another way and this is with Nannochloropsis Phytoplankton, with it been a filter feeder it gets its food from particles that pass through it. So the more Nannochloropsis Phytoplankton that is in the water the better and more likely it will be to survive.
My Nano is around 24 gallons so i feed to pipets daily. I keep it in the fridge so that it will last longer around 8 weeks. also i turn it over daily to stop Phytoplankton settling.
Since Nannochloropsis Phytoplankton is at the bottom of the food chain everything benefits from it in a way. Mysid Populations increase which in turn increases Copepods, which the fish will feed from.
So what will Nannochloropsis Phytoplankton do for my tank:
Faster Than Average Coral Growth
Better Polyp Extension.
Well Ive definitely noticed better Polyp Extension and Coral Growth.
Since Nannochloropsis Phytoplankton doesn’t add any Phosphates or nitrates it will not affect your tank tests