Algal nutrients & culture media
All necessary nutrients, trace elements and vitamins have been stabilized so that when made up it contains everything needed for optimal algal growth. Just store in a refrigerator or cool, dark place and use the powder at the rate of 100 g per 1,000 litres of culture or the concentrated liquid at the rate of 1 litre per 1000 litres of culture for bag or cylinder culture. For tank culture you can use far less.
The soluble powder can be stored in a cool dark place or refrigerator for many months.
For advanced and tubular reactors giving much higher algal concentrations just use at 2 to 5 times the quantity without harm.
There are three formulations for the all in one powder, and three for the concentrated liquid.
Cell-hi F2P is based on the Guillard F/2 medium and has exactly the same N, P trace element and vitamin content. Most people in aquaculture use this – 1 kg makes 10,000 litres culture medium at F/2 strength. It is particularly good for flagellate algae such as isochrysis and tetraselmis – 1.5 kg makes 10,000 litres culture medium
For diatoms just add 30 grams of sodium meta-silicate for each 1000 litres of culture water after adding the Cell-hi.Â