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Old 05/19/2004, 08:28 AM   #38
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Originally posted by AquaNight
Great, thanks for the info. I have 3 bottles that today will be finished "cooking" I'll mark and put them in the fridge and see how long before they foul.

I'll post the results.

Thanks again.

IMO it doesn't really matter how long it takes for them to foul because you truely do not know what you have grown. This method may be ok for reef tank additions, but I need to know what I am feeding my rotifers for my baby clowns and bangaii so I can ensure they are getting the proper levels of nutrients.
As far as shelf life goes nanno is useless way before it dies. As it sits in storage it will slowly use its stored nutrients to maintain its own life thus leaving an empty cell with little or no nutrient value. With homegrown phyto in a clear refridgerated container you should use it up within 2-3 weeks. It is also necissary to shake the bottles at least once every couple days to resuspend the cells.

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