These kits are designed to be used as a semi-continuous batch culture of algae and brine shrimp for experimentation (or production of brine shrimp).
|Small Batches (1-gallon)||Large Batches (5-gallon)|
|Algae Culture||0.5 Liters||2 Liters|
|Brine Shrimp Cysts||2x (1-gallon/pack)(~3.8L/pack)||4x (5-gallon/pack)(~3.8L/pack)|
|Culture Media Kits||
2x (1-gallon, packs) (~3.8L/pack)
|4x (5-gallon packs) (~19L/pack)|
|Counting Grid Stickers||10||10|
|Teacher discounts available||Teacher discounts available|
|You will need||Fish Bowl ~1-gallon||Fish Tank 10-gallon|
|Small air pump||small air pump|
Receipt of kit- You will receive a package from us in around seven days. It will be OK if it sits over the weekend (up to 7-10 days will be just fine at room temperature in the dark). Store in the refrigerator if you need to use it 3 or more days. It can settle to the bottom of the shipping bottle- if it is green it is good!
Make Media: Add the media kit (salts and nutrients) into the water. Use a 1-gallon bottle of spring water or 5-gallon bucket of tap water left out for >24 hours to degas chlorine.
Growing vessel: Clean out your growing vessel (fish tank or bowl) and rinse out all soap. You can grow algae in pretty much anything- plastic bags, water bottles, coffee mugs.... be creative.
Lighting: Set up your lights prior to starting the culture, but be mindful of water as it can conduct electricity. Pretty much all white lights are good. We recommend shop lamps, but read our info on picking good lights. No direct sunlight- it is too bright and can damage the cells.
Measure: Use our secchi sticks to track the algae as it grows.