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Post  finfan on 15th March 2012, 3:21 pm

HiYa All

I was curious to better understand what others (you) do for the fish and hard / soft coral plus inverts and anemones at feed time....I mean how often are you feeding what you have - and what with, ie: home made? If so what? Or shop bought and what?how often and why? - not to much of an ask is it? Laughing

I feed mine twice a day - morning and evening - at present its a cocktail of shop bought stuff frozen, I thaw it out in hot water and when it cools tip it in each tank - its a combo of mysis,krill,brine shrimp,cyclopese and a home made frozen fish mix. Each day differs slightly but I think I feed them too much due to the rediculous amount of red cyno slime shit that grows each day- my peps eat it up each night so its almost all gone each morning but by the end of the day with the lights on its back....so I am going to cut down on feed quantity to see if it helps?

So I am just trying to better understand what the rest of you guys and gals do?

I know liquidg's formula and have seen the results- but what do the rest of you all do please?

Cmon don't be shy.....
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Post  Kitiara on 17th March 2012, 12:36 am

I use New Life Spectrum pellets of a morning via an auto feeder. Of an evening I use home made frozen food which generally consists of marinara mix (I'm lazy so it's normally the stuff in the deli section at Coles, I find the pre packaged stuff has fewer ingredients), fresh garlic, nori, cyclopeeze, freeze dried krill, powdered phytoplankton and a bit of water. I run this through a food processor and then pour into baking sheets at around a cm thickness and freeze (don't have enough ice cube trays, and they would take up a LOT of freezer space to do that way) When frozen I cut to meal sized portions and stick in a container back in the freezer.

Feeding time I put a portion in a little tank water to defrost for a few minutes, break it up a bit (often it will retain it's 'block' shape after defrosting if you don't give it a shake) then I'll pour it in the tank and watch the fish go crazy...

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Post  finfan on 17th March 2012, 10:05 am

Excellent Kit

That's the kind of feedback Im looking for , thank you...., so 2 feeds a day as well, pellets auto fed AM and your own mix PM- I assume this keeps all your tank fed or do you spot feed the anemones as well -if so how often?
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Post  Kitiara on 17th March 2012, 10:34 am

I don't do any other feedings. The corals and anemone catch the particles in the water (the clowns also sometimes feed the anemone if they get a larger piece and are feeling generous) maybe once a week (when I think of it) I'll throw in 2 blocks instead of 1 just to make sure the corals and anemone get plenty of food

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Post  Kharn on 19th June 2012, 4:33 am

My mate Darren is testing something with his feedings, he has a 'formula' that he injects his display tank with that can feed everything in it (inc fish & inverts) he feeds that display tank.............20 times a DAY! Albeit each feeding is very minimal only a few ml's dropped in ever hour basically.

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Post  liquidg on 19th June 2012, 9:31 am

Kharn wrote:My mate Darren is testing something with his feedings, he has a 'formula' that he injects his display tank with that can feed everything in it (inc fish & inverts) he feeds that display tank.............20 times a DAY! Albeit each feeding is very minimal only a few ml's dropped in ever hour basically.

Thats exactly what i do.

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Post  Kharn on 19th June 2012, 10:39 am

liquidg wrote:
Kharn wrote:My mate Darren is testing something with his feedings, he has a 'formula' that he injects his display tank with that can feed everything in it (inc fish & inverts) he feeds that display tank.............20 times a DAY! Albeit each feeding is very minimal only a few ml's dropped in ever hour basically.

Thats exactly what i do.

Is your name Darren o_O lol ?

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Post  finfan on 19th June 2012, 11:42 am

Kharn wrote:My mate Darren is testing something with his feedings, he has a 'formula' that he injects his display tank with that can feed everything in it (inc fish & inverts) he feeds that display tank.............20 times a DAY! Albeit each feeding is very minimal only a few ml's dropped in ever hour basically.

Hi Kharn

Yer the small regular feeding pattern is definitely more in keeping with the natural way, imo....well from my observations with diving/snorkelling over the years...they seem very opportunistic as is the way of the mighty mother nature...

That said, as aquarium keepers it is very inconvenient and or impracticable so I am always looking for smarter /better ways that work and ensure healthy fishies and corals..... pirat

Thanks for you input...
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Post  liquidg on 19th June 2012, 3:49 pm

Kharn wrote:
liquidg wrote:
Kharn wrote:My mate Darren is testing something with his feedings, he has a 'formula' that he injects his display tank with that can feed everything in it (inc fish & inverts) he feeds that display tank.............20 times a DAY! Albeit each feeding is very minimal only a few ml's dropped in ever hour basically.

Thats exactly what i do.

Is your name Darren o_O lol ?

Lol,I use a small squirt bottle with my mix in it to just give a squirt any time any of use walks past the tank.

The way I make the food mix is so it stays non bacteria infected for days as it can just sit ready for a quick squirt when ever.

One bottle lasts maybe a day or two as it sits beside the tank for all that time once out of the freezer.

Sundays the tank gets no feeding at all!

The most important feeding is from my algae and the shore line mud,good stuff.

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