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WHAT ARE DIATOMS | NANO-NUTRIENT TEST RESULTS




What are Diatoms?
  • Diatoms are one of the reasons life emerged from the swamp.
  • Millions of years ago when the oceans subsided, land masses emerged, and runoff started to carry granite and silica into the oceans, a microscopic life-form emerged that scientists consider to be a fundamental building block of life itself - the diatom.
  • Diatoms are microscopic food power cells (phytoplankton) that convert carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorus into dissolved oxygen and oxygen rich organic compounds and zooplankton which result in a healthy ecosystem and ultimately a thriving fish population.
  • They play a dynamic role in nutrient conversion and regulation of ecosystems.
How Diatoms Benefit a Water Body
  • Diatoms out-compete less desirable forms of algae for nutrients in the water reducing harmful blue-green algae and filamentous algae.
  • Diatoms are the primary food source at the base of the fish food chain. Grow diatoms, Grow fish! When nutrients go into the fish food chain, they are unavailable to weeds and algae.
  • Diatoms increase dissolved oxygen in the water and at the sediment boundary; they produce more oxygen in their life cycle than they consume. Scientific study confirms that diatoms are the single largest primary producers of oxygen for the planet earth.
  • When diatom population is low, nitrogen that would normally be converted to dissolved oxygen, phytoplankton, and zooplankton and released as CO2 gas in the atmosphere is instead utilised by explosive weed growth and toxic blue-green algae (cyanotoxin)


                                               "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water" BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790)

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