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Did you know that live phytoplankton is an ammonia blaster?!

Discussion in 'Algae Barn' started by AlgaeBarn, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod

    Live phytoplankton, specifically Nannochloropsis, prefers ammonia/ammonium as a nitrogen source over nitrates. The toxicity of ammonia/ammonium in a marine tank far out competes nitrate. By using live phytoplankton, decaying matter (such as uneaten fish food) will be consumed by the live phytoplankton before it has a chance to be converted to nitrates!


    INTERACTIVE EFFECT OF AMMONIA AND NITRATE ON THE NITROGEN UPTAKE BY Nannochloropsis sp.

    http://jssm.umt.edu.my/files/2012/01/8.June11.pdf
     
  2. AlgaeBarn

    AlgaeBarn Amphipod

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