Phytoplankton (Micro-algae) cultivation unit. The plankton light reactor is a simple system for producing plankton in a natural food chain. Within the plankton light reactor, micro-algae are produced with light, fertilizer and CO2. The micro-algae can be fed directly to many filter-feeding invertebrates, and especially to zooplankton. The growth rate of the micro-algae in the plankton light reactor is enormous. If the supply of light, CO2 and nutrients is continuous, the biomass of the algae may increase four-fold within 24 hours. Both fresh- and saltwater species of phytoplankton can be cultivated. Contents: plankton light reactor approx. volume 0.65 gal or 2.46 liters, wall bracket, connections for air pump, lighting unit with fluorescent lamp (18 W), special reflector and fixing clamps.
Dimensions: approx. 3.2 in. diameter, length approx. 32in., 1/4 hose connections