Briefly, you will filter water from your aquarium using a syringe-filter included in the sampling kit . Following the instructions included in the kit, you’ll fix the sample and ship it back to us for analysis.
See this page for detailed instructions.
The high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies that make this analysis possible require that we process samples in large batches (50-200 at a time). Because a sample received early in a batch may have to wait a while until the batch is complete, this can introduce delays.
You can expect to receive a detailed analysis of your sample within 4 weeks of its arrival at our facility. Depending on your position in the queue, you may receive your report earlier than this.
A one-time analysis of your tank costs $99.99.
If you subscribe to the service for recurring analysis of your tank, the monthly cost is reduced to $74.99. Subscription clients also get priority in the sequencing queue, so in some cases this means getting your results more quickly.
Our microbiome Analysis service includes: