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Old 02-03-2010, 12:06 PM   #51
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I have no experience with the linkia stars, but I think they need very stable water conditions, and acclimation is critical. Not sure either if you should do both a linkia and brittle or serpent in a 46g tank. The linkia will move very slowly. The others will move around very quickly at times for food. I used to hold my food in a pincher and watch my stars come almost running out from behind or under the rocks to feed.

Either Formula One or Formula Two (whichever is the green one) will work mixed with the brine. Brine alone is like feeding your kids potato chips. Absoulutely no nutrient content.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:48 PM   #52
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I have had my blue linknia for 4 yrs now but they are not easy. They need a well established tank of at least a yr and can not be exposed to air. They are very sensitive to nitrates and need to be at 0 in your tank to have one. BTW here is mine.

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One word for your Photo... Beautiful! Would love to get to that level one day, hopefully when I can get a larger tank going. My 46g tank has been running for at least 5 years, but might be too small to keep every parameter stable at all times for the Linkia. I'll have to wait.

My clown has been there since day 1 though, how long do these guys live? He is impressive, even survived a 12 hr power outage a couple years back.

Where would I find Formulae 1 or Formulae 2? Is this a standard and my fish store will no what I'm talking about? Might order online too if they don't have the stuff. (last year my fish got all their nutrients from flakes, which I learned is not good due to Nitrate increases). So will mix the formulae and garlic with the brine / vegetable matter from now on.
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Yes. Standard stuff. Ocean Nutrition is the maker.
Aquarium Fish Foods: Ocean Nutrition Formula Two Frozen Food

However, I like the solid pack, not these cubes sicne they are stuck together with gelatin. The solid piece in the bag can be easily broken off and the gel won't drive you crazy.
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how long do these guys live?
This coming up march my Tomato clown fish will be 12 yrs old. Dont know how long they can go but I hope it`s a while longer.

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This coming up march my Tomato clown fish will be 12 yrs old. Dont know how long they can go but I hope it`s a while longer.

12!? Congrats on that one Mike, that is some great fish health care you got right there!. I hope my Ocellaris clown has an equally long and fruitful life.
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Yes. Standard stuff. Ocean Nutrition is the maker.
Aquarium Fish Foods: Ocean Nutrition Formula Two Frozen Food

However, I like the solid pack, not these cubes sicne they are stuck together with gelatin. The solid piece in the bag can be easily broken off and the gel won't drive you crazy.

I found the Formula Two at my fish store, thanks for the info! They only have the cubes, and I can see what you are saying about them. It's a pain to break it down into smaller pieces. Gonna mix up my feedings between this and the Brine Shrimp.
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Didja get any garlic and vitamin to add to the food mix? Good stuff that way?
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Been using the Kent Garlic Xtreme, they love it! I still am not sure which vitamins I want to get. Everyone recommends different ones. Zoecon, Vita-chem, etc. What ya think?
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I use "reef plus" myself. Just get one with the newest date on it. That would be the freshest one. They are all good. IMO
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