DVH. Reefpearls 5-200 micron

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Reefpearls are (zoo)plankton mimicking feeding pellets for corals and other filterfeeders. They have a neutral buoyancy, high nutritional value and low levels of inorganic phosphates.​

Reefpearls contain microencapsulated particles which are stable for 4-24 hours in the watercolom and have a low leakage of nutrients, thus floating around for a long time and allowing a long feeding time for your animals. Reefpearls consists of a mixture of different pellet sizes, ranging from 5-200 µm (microns), that is mimicking the natural sizes of plankton. They can simply be dosed by using a automated fish feeder.
Reefpearls contain the essential levels of phosphates, however, in contrast to most other feeds, these phosphates are in an organic form (attached to proteins and DNA) instead of inorganic phosphates (PO4) . This will result in lower pollution of your tank and better uptake of this essential element by your corals and other filterfeeders.
Product information
Feeding: Feeding depends on which kind and how much corals and/or filterfeeders you need to feed. It also depend on the watervolume of your aquarium. As guideline we suggest 2 feedings a day for photosynthetic corals and 6-12 feedings a day for non photosynthetic corals. Start with 1/5 - 1/4 of a teaspoon of food per feeding time for each 350-500 liters of water. After your corals are used to the feeding regime, you can slowly add more food per feeding time. Keep feeding your fish and other animals like normaly with a premium flake and/or pellet fishfood like Omega One Fish Food and/or frozen fishfoods like brine shrimp, mysis, krill, etc.


Reefpearls ingredients and analyses:
Ingredients: Fishmeal, Fish Oil, Lecithin, Vitamins & Minerals, Anti-oxidants.
Reefpearls are produced in the European Union.

Protein: 67%
Lipids: 11%
Carbohydrates: 4%
Fibers: 0,6%
Ash: 13%
Vitamin A: 1.400 IU/KG
Vitamin D3: 300 IU/KG
Vitamin E: 510 ppm
Vitamin C: 1.450 ppm
Organic-P: 1,67%
Inorganic PO4: 0,001%
HUFA: 3%
Packaging and Expiration date: Reefpearls are packed in PET / ALU / LDPE standup pouches with a recloseble ziplock on the top. The standup pouches are thermo sealed at the top. This type of packaging features a strong barrier against water vapor and oxygen and keep the product at his best for a long time, even when it is opened and reclosed. The expiration date is printed on the front of the label.
Water quality: Because of the high nutritional value and feeding frequency of the Reefpearls, please keep an eye on the NO3 and PO4 levels in your aquarium. In order to easily control Nitrates (NO3) we suggest using our NP Reducing BioPellets. 
In order to control your Phosphates (PO4) we suggest using our DVH - Instand Phosphate Remover (For more info, please click here.) or a good quality phosphate remover / absorber.
Frequently Asked Questions What is the difference between organic and inorganic phosphate ?
All living organisms contain organic phosphate. Phosphates are building blocks for all living organisms. Inorganic phosphates (PO4) can be used as a preservative and some manufacturers add inorganic phosphates to their foods as a nutrition. Reefpearls only contain organic (natural) phosphates, which are attached to proteins and DNA, which is absorbed much easier by your animals compaired to inorganic phosphates. This also results in a lower pollution of your water during the feeding.
How much should I feed ?
This is a very hard question to answer. It mainly depends on your watervolume. The food must be present in the water colom so the corals and filterfeeders can catch the Reefpearls when they float by. An other factor is which kind of corals / filterfeeders you need to feed. Photosynthetic corals / animals have algae inside called [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]zoöxanthells who live in symbiose with the coral / animal. These algae also give nutritions to the animal by converting light in to energy. Knowing this we suggest supplement feed your photosynthetic corals / animals twice a day.[/FONT]
There are also non-photosynthetic animals that need to actively catch their food that is floating by in the water colom. In this case you need to have enough food in the water colom so the animals can catch it with their tenticles or mouth. That is why we suggest 6-12 feedings per day. We suggest by starting with 1/5 - 1/4 of a teaspoon of Reefpearls per feeding time per 350 - 500 liters of water.

Reefpearls are stable for 4-24 hours and have a neutral buoyancy, they stay much longer in the watercolom then other foods for corals. You can simply dose them with a automated fish feeder, there is no need to pre-soak the pellets.
Do I still need to feed my fish now I am using Reefpearls ?
YES !! Reefpearls are so small that most fish cant see them or dont pay attention to it. Keep feeding your fish with a premium flake or pellet food and/or with frozen foods like brine shrimp, mysis, krill, etc.
My nitrates are going through the roof, HELP !
Because of the high nutritional value of Reefpearls you need to keep a eye on the nitrates and phosphate levels. If you want to keep non-photosynthetic corals / animals or feed multiple times per day you need to have a kind of nitrate reduction. The easiest way to do that is adding our BioPellets to your system. A good skimmer is also very important ofcourse.