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Old 10-10-2004, 10:55 PM   #21
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If you are going to use DT's, make sure you start off with the smallest dosage for your size tank and move up. Dumping in live phytoplankton in large amounts can be bad, especially if you don't have a lot of animals that feed off phyto (which you don't).

I use to use DT's for feeding my clam. Seem to work pretty well when I used it. I left the **** thing out of the fridge one day accidently and never bought another bottle to replace it. I was only putting in one capful a week.
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Old 10-11-2004, 03:04 PM   #22
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If I put too much live phyto in, what problems can be caused?

And are you sure it won't cause any problems if it gets stuck in my filter? (ie. getting stuck in there and going off/dying or something...)
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Old 10-11-2004, 03:12 PM   #23
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Cheers Shelton...

Biggen: what problems can be caused if its overdosed?
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Same as any other overfeeding.
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Do you think my tank will cope with the extra food (the plankton) and 2 extra fish, when I add them?
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Old 10-11-2004, 04:39 PM   #27
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If you use the PhytoAqua stuff available in this country its almost techincally impossible to overdose since it it the building blocks of reefs....

It does however have a reccommended doseage on the bottle if you don't have real deep pockets!!

Also the producer actually strains it & removes the nitrates/Phosphates before adding it back to freshly made seawater, thats why it only has an 8 week shelf life

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If I put too much live phyto in, what problems can be caused?

And are you sure it won't cause any problems if it gets stuck in my filter? (ie. getting stuck in there and going off/dying or something...)
Its far to small for that mate! To give you an idea Tank breed Clown fry are fed it 8O the only thing you can do is actually remove it with a skimmer!! hence my skimmer stops from 6.30pm until 10.30pm when I dose both Phyto & Rotifers..

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Do I need a skimmer to get rid of it then (ie. the uneaten plankton)? :P

And, I've found a place in the UK that does the DT stuff...
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Nope, thats a downfall of a skimmer, good as well as bad stuff gets sucked out

I can't vouch for ther DT stuff as never used it/know anything about it?

I was going to point you towards the Phyto site, but its down (

http://www.phytoaqua.com


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