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EasyReefs Rotifero 15 gm

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EasyReefs Rotifero 15 gm

DIRECTIONS FOR ROTIFER CULTURE AND ENRICHMENT
For rotifer culture two easy reefs ®   microalgae species are used: Nannochloropsis (80%) +Tetraselmis (20%). For rotifer enrichment three easy reefs ®    microalgae species are used:  Phaeodactylum (33.3%) +Nannochloropsis (33.3%)+Tetraselmis (33.3%).

The dosage will depend on the number of rotifers reached. The average consumption is of 100 mg per litre of rotifer culture per day (25% of rotifer will be harvested every day).

To keep a rotifer culture follow the directions below:
Material needed: 3 cylinder flasks of 2 L with slow bubbling. Rotifer inoculums.

Food needed: easy reefs ®   Nannochloropsis (80%) +Tetraselmis (20%)

Culture cycle from strain: 5 days

Recommended water density: 1019, although they can be cultured well up to 1024.

Optimum culture temperature: 22ºC a 25ºC

It is a culture system from which you can obtain food for the aquarium in a continuous way (every day). Once you start the culture you will be able to harvest rotifers after 6 days. You will have one flask for the strain and another one for the production culture.

The microalgae resuspension must be done in a blender with 0.5 liters of sea water following the resuspension instructions.

The information that follows describes the dosage to be used in ideal conditions assuming that the rotifer density is the ideal. Sometimes it is possible that the amounts of microalgae that are being added do not adjust to the rotifer demand. This is because in aquariums people don’t count rotifers, so the amount of microalgae added is not exact to the amount of rotifer. If the culture water gets clear this would mean that the amount of microalgae wasn’t enough. If rotifer remains with no food for more than 4 hours, the number of eggs will decrease and so will the population growing yield. It is essential that the rotifer always have food.

Rotifers are very sensitive to changes of water parameters. Rotifer population would be affected if the water quality decreases. If you observe an excess of dirtiness in the cylinder then you should filter the rotifer and start the culture in a new clean flask and add the amount of microalgae needed.

Depending on the intensity of the green colour that the flask has, this will indicate the amount of microalgae needed. With time and experience, the difference in green colour will let us do our own feeding protocols. There is no difference in using live or freeze-dried microalgae as food, but as freeze-dried microalgae are dead these will have a shorter decomposition period, so we will have to be careful about water quality.

We will put a glass tube with a gentle air bubbling (5-10 bubbles per second) in the graduated flask used for the rotifer culture. This air bubbling will provide a homogeneous mixture in the culture. An excessive water movement will make rotifers to loose their eggs and this way they won’t hatch.

It is recommended to feed twice a day. But due to the lack of time, rotifers are usually fed once a day.

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Weight 0.2 kg

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