A healthy reef tank features a diverse range of corals, fish, and other marine life. Reef keepers always look for innovative ways to keep their tanks thriving. This is AlgaeBarn’s motivation behind The Ultimate Galaxy Pack.
It’s the perfect solution for feeding the reef tank! This bundle features our Galaxy Pods, OceanMagik, and the PNS Product Combo. What’s even more impressive is that each purchase of AlgaeBarn’s Ultimate Galaxy Pack, is an investment in conservation and sustainability thanks to our environmentally-friendly practices.
Why Get the Ultimate Galaxy Pack?
As you’re probably aware, the natural coral reef ecosystem is highly complex. Coral reef residents consume a vast range of foods owing to their biodiversity. That’s why as reef keepers, we must replicate natural conditions wherever we can.
A mature and well-stocked system may never be as diverse as the natural coral reefs. Although we still strive to make captive life as close as we can through our multi-strain blends of pods, phyto, and bacterioplankton. As humans, it’s unfathomable to eat the same one food day in and out and remain healthy. So why would we expect different from our marine creatures?
If you need to improve the health and vitality of your reef tank, the Ultimate Galaxy Pack is a must! Our unique live feeding system includes a select array of live and prepared foods. We designed this bundle to provide a balanced nutritional profile and a broad range of food particle sizes. Our Ultimate Galaxy Pack is more than just food for fish and coral. The live phyto and bacterioplankton clean up after themselves. They work to improve the water quality as they fight against algae build-up. Plus, the pods eliminate detritus and film algae, making it easier to keep the reef tank healthy and clean!
Each product in the Ultimate Galaxy Pack has unique benefits that will help create a thriving reef ecosystem. So, let’s take a closer look at this live feeding system and see how they can benefit the reef tank.
Galaxy Pods are a crucial part of any thriving reef tank. This pod blend is packed with a mix of five select pod species. Each pod occupies its own unique class in the ecosystem. By providing pods at all stages of life, Galaxy Pods offers a sustainable and conservation-friendly food source for fish and inverts. In addition, the mix of the pods’ life cycles in this pack helps support reef tank biodiversity. Thus, keeping the reef tank healthy and thriving!
E. acutifrons is a planktonic pod that is a non-selective herbivore. It feeds on various plant life, making it an ideal food source for fish and coral. In addition, E. acutifrons are loaded with proteins and amino acids. These are essential for boosting reef tank residents’ health and longevity.
Phyto is an excellent food source for E. acutifrons. It contains a wide variety of nutrients that are beneficial to its diet. OceanMagik is a high-quality phyto blend that is perfect for supplementing the diet of pods, especially E. acutifrons. It is rich in proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Which makes OceanMagik an excellent choice for providing vital nutrients to these hardworking pods.
The Tig Pod is a large intertidal copepod located on the Pacific coast of North America. These critters are rich in color-enhancing carotenoid pigments. So, corals and other creatures never lose their vibrancy. In addition, these little guys make excellent clean-up crew members for reef tanks.
Tisbe Pods are a small harpacticoid that is another fantastic clean-up crew member! The Tisbe Pods are known for their ability to clean the tiniest crevasses of live rock, substrate, and macroalgae. This makes it an essential part of the reef tank crew, as it helps employ a self-sustaining tank by cleaning up after other organisms. Additionally, the Tisbe Pods are a great species to promote biodiversity in the reef tank. Tisbe Pods help support various other marine life forms.
These medium-sized pods are larger than the Tisbe and smaller than the Tig Pods. These pods are the Cyclopoid or the A. Panamensis. But we call them Apocalypse Pods. These pods are eurythermal, tolerant to varying degrees of temperature and exist in temperate and tropical waters. So, you can sleep soundly knowing these little guys adapt well to the reef tank.
Another great thing about these critters is that they recover rapidly from heavy predation and are roughly twice as productive as Tisbe and Tigriopus (laying eggs every 4-6 days). Their speedy reproduction and overall hardiness make them receptive to changes in the tank and avoid underpopulation troubles.
These tiny crustaceans are a cyclopoid, like the Apocalypse Pods. Oithona Pods provide value to the reef since they are crucial in transferring nutrients and energy between primary producers like phyto and larger animals like fish.
Additionally, Oithona Pods have incredible predator-protection instincts thanks to their nocturnal nature. This allows them to stay on guard throughout the night. Another great thing about Oithona Pods is that they love tiny food particles! This is a benefit to the reef tank since they are excellent at turning over bacterioplankton.
We specially selected the four phyto species in OceanMagik for their high nutrient uptake rates and ability to compete with algae. OceanMagik helps to create a healthy reef ecosystem by reducing excess nutrients like ammonia and nitrate.
Our four species blends of phyto provides a valuable food source for corals, pods, and other filter-feeders. OceanMagik is packed with essential fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and amino acids. All of which help contribute to the reef tank’s health and growth.
OceanMagik is an excellent choice for anyone looking to improve water quality and boost biodiversity in their reef aquarium. Regular use of OceanMagik can also help to reduce nuisance algae.
PNS Product Combo
The PNS Product Combo is an integral part of the Ultimate Galaxy Pack because it helps complete the pack’s utritional value while also providing ecological benefits. The PNSB bacteria found in ProBio and YelloSno removes ammonia and nitrite without producing nitrate. PNSB also consumes dissolved and particulateorganics, and acts as a probiotic. These benefits make a valuable addition to any reef tank.
PNS ProBio is a live culture of purple non-sulfur bacteria (PNSB). These bacteria are found naturally on coral reefs and help to improve coral health and growth. PNS YelloSno, is a prepared feed which imitates marine snow. Marine snow is a term that describes the nutritious particles of organic matter in the ocean. This organic matter can provide essential nutrients to filter-feeding invertebrates in the reef tank.
The Ultimate Galaxy Pack is a complete live feeding system inspired by the coral reef food web. It is not just another live food pack! No other live feeding system even comes close to how naturally it provides reef tank nutrition.
In addition to feeding the reef tank, The Ultimate Galaxy Pack assists with improving water quality and nutrient cycling as well. The nutritional profile of this bundle is well-balanced, and there are a variety of food particle sizes available.
Drop a comment below to let us know what you think about this new feeding system. Check back this week for a chance to score some freebies and contests to celebrate the launch of the Ultimate Galaxy Pack!