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Old 01-19-2004, 09:09 PM   #1
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Feather Duster food ?

I have been thinking about adding one or two feather dusters to my 75 gal set up. I know they are filter feeders, but is there any special food required for them? When I inquired at the LFS they said adding phytoplankton in a must. Of course they have a refrig full of the stuff starting at $14/ bottle. I thought I read here somewhere that it is not recommended and will only end up fouling your water.

Any suggestions on this? I figured this is the best place to start.

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If you want to dose phytoplankton, don't use the frozen stuff. Try Kent's Phytoplex. It's got a good shelf life and doesn't have to be kept in the freezer.
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I stuff my LFS has is in liquid form and must be kept in the fridge?
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Do you think it is required/recommended?
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Old 01-19-2004, 09:34 PM   #5
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most will say to use the blender mush !! otherwise if ya use the shelf product go with the fridge stuff over any kent product imo !!!
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Old 01-19-2004, 09:40 PM   #6
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Thanks, Is the recipe for blender mush as well as the amouts to feed available somewhere on the site?
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yea it on here cant find it at the moment though and got to run !!
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Old 01-19-2004, 10:21 PM   #8
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Here is a thread with a few different recipes... http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...t=blender+mush
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