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Old 07-25-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Phytoplankton Fertilizer Question

I want to culture some phytoplankton. I have everything but the fertilizer. Can I use a mix of flourish aquarium fertilizer instead of going out and buying miracle gro?
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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You need to supply macro nutrients as well, which are not supplied by flourish. I suggest looking up culture media specifically designed for phytoplankton culturing. We used f/2 media with great success in our research laboratory.
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Miracle grow from Home depot etc, add water, the ferts, set in the sun....... and wait.
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