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Phytoplankton and rotifers

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Looking to start cultures of phytoplankton and rotifers, I'm in need of starter cultures. Hoping someone on the forum could spare some. I'm in Maumee but travel to Toledo often and Strongsville every other weekend.

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How fast you need it? I have phyto barely alive right now but could get it back in a week or so. I also have a vial or rotifer cycts I have been planning on hatching, but they would be a week or two behind the phyto. I can get things started again this weekend if you can wait that long. 

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Thank you... no rush. Getting my ducks in a row to start breeding clowns soon. Still have to get the breeding setup done, but wanted to make sure I have a good food supply before I start trying to breed. Till I have babies my corals will love the extra food I'm sure. Just let me know what you want for the starter cultures. 

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Sweet thank you sir, just let me know. I just got my massive air pump today to run on the phyto, rotifers and breeding tanks. Plan to build two shelves for the tanks and everything else this weekend. Lights for the tanks and phyto should be here Saturday. Getting excited to get this all going. 

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Got it split and charged with micro algae grow again. I will try to get my rotifers going in the next several days as soon as I see both bottles are good to go and ready to split again. I think I am going to be driving to Toledo Thursday morning to pick someone up, if so do you want to try to hook up so I can get you some phyto to get that culture going while I am waiting for the rotifers?

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@saltfever my first batch of rotifers did not take off for some reason.  I had another batch of cysts I hatched yesterday and the initial culture appears to be much more active.  Hopefully I'll be ready to be harvesting soon and sorry for the delay.

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