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Old 03-19-2004, 08:51 PM   #11
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As far as how much, I would start out light, but now I feed once everyother day and pour in about 20-30 oz. in a 200 gallon tank.
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Old 03-19-2004, 08:58 PM   #12
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Ah, so if I wanted to go this route, I could feed a high-quality blender mush to my fish and corals and anemones (when I get them), and I can use the phyto to feed clams, featherdusters, other filterfeeders, as well as supplement the blender mush the corals got, as some of the corals will filter out the phyto. Am I on the right track here?
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Old 03-19-2004, 09:09 PM   #13
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You got it, but your corals and anenomes will benefit and eat from the phyto as well. Also your pods love phyto too. Also if you raise Brine shrimp, it is AWESOME to feed the brine shrimp Phyto before you feed them to your fish. It will fill them with REAL nutrients!
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Old 03-20-2004, 12:17 PM   #14
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Wow...had no idea this would be so popular. I really want to do this....

Since you have some experience with this, do you think you could write an article or DIY on how to do it. I know you briefly explained it just now, but I would like to have something to put on our site to tell people how to do it.

It also says you can raise mysid in the bottles...any experience with this?
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Old 03-20-2004, 02:13 PM   #15
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Susan Wilson sums it best here. I think this is what your are looking for

http://www.sjwilson.net/reef/phytosteps.html

I would write one but I learned everything from her pages and some other boards.
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Old 03-20-2004, 02:17 PM   #16
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its funny, i just read about this in two of my books last night. Clownfishes and Book of Coral Propagation both suggest having this set up to feed newly hatched clownfish or any fish for that matter, and to use to grow numerous corals in a prop tank. The first of the two has a way detailed chapter on how to do it and what you need. might be worth checking out, but by the looks of these sites, they seem to provide just as much info, though i havn't read them all yet.
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I think this is something we are definately going to do.
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:16 PM   #18
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Have any of you tried this? Do you need any help?
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Would this setup be feasible for a 20 gallon tank or would I just have gallons of unused phyto?
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Old 04-09-2004, 01:36 AM   #20
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WHy not? I would just do it on a smaller scale. Sell what you dont use, or give it away. Just grow 1 or 2 (2 litre) at a time. There is always another reefere that wants some. It will always be cheaper than Dt's.

Stay Tuned for my Rotifers that I will start growing in the next week or 2
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