What am I getting?

What am I getting when I buy Avari Reef Labs Living Micro Algae Paste products?

 

  • Our dispensers are packed full of highly concentrated, intact, living, resting, mono-culture micro algae cells and water.  That’s it.  No additives or preservatives of any kind.  We do not use chemicals to cause our cells to rest.  With nothing but resting cells and water in our product, it has little odor (smells like a healthy pond), which is not the case with products containing the additional chemicals (See Figures 1-6). Nature keeps micro algae cells safe and at rest for about eight months out of the year without preservatives, and so does our product!
  • We do not offer mixtures of algae or even phytoplankton because only YOU know what your prized organisms need. We know you are able to create your own perfect mixture, and that is why we offer only mono-culture products.
  • We sell sample sizes so you can learn which Living Micro Algae Paste are best for your exhibit and in what ratio. We offer larger dispenser sizes so once you learn what you need, you can stock up and save money!
  • And speaking of saving money, buying Living Micro Algae Paste saves enormous sums of money over buying phytoplankton!  The biomass in our Living Micro Algae Paste is orders of magnitude greater than phytoplankton products (See Figures 7-8). One of our 15 mL dispensers of Living Micro Algae Paste contains as much or more biomass than six individual 16 oz. bottles of green water – do the math on that!!  Our products also contain more biomass than any of the phytoplankton suppliers as shown in the figures.
  • In addition to the money savings, you are also avoiding adding other organisms and chemicals to your exhibit that are contained in the phytoplankton products and green water (such as diatoms, amoeba, paramecium, excess nutrients - fertilizer !, ammonia, phosphates, etc.).  Our Living Micro Algae Paste is dewatered and RODI rinsed so that it is as free as possible of those extras that you wouldn’t knowingly add to your exhibit!

Let's take a closer look - 

 

Figure 1: Avari Living Micro Algae cells at 250x magnification

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Figure 2: Avari Living Micro Algae cells at 1000x magnification

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Figure 3:  Phytomix 1 at 250x magnification  (this is a competitor's product)

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Figure 4: Phytomix 1 at 1000x magnification   (this is a competitor's product)

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Figure 5: Phytomix 2 at 250x magnification   (this is a competitor's product)

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Figure 6: Phytomix 2 at 1000x magnification   (this is a competitor's product)

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Figure 7: Biomass comparison as dispensed
Phytomix #1,  Phytomix #2,  Avari Reef undilluted greenwater,  Avari Reef algae paste

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Figure 8: Biomass comparison after centrifugation

Phytomix #1,  Phytomix  #2,  Avari Reef undilluted greenwater,  Avari Reef algae paste

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