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Old 03-08-2014, 12:53 AM   #11
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Tangs are awesome fish. I've swam a lot with them in the ocean and love to see them go crazy at algae. That said, you should try switching from cubes to pellet food that's made for grazers. There are many brands but I found that herbivore and omnivore fish like these a lot:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=8127
There are of course many others you can look into as well but dry food should help you with reducing nitrates. You probably want 2-3 mm pellets for large tangs.
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Doing 20 percent changes every 2 weeks and I change the Rodi filters once I read 4ppm. The skimmer I bought is the jns sk5.
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Thank you, I'll look in to those pellets. Pellets are cleaner than rinsed cube mysis?
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I was told to feed enough for them to consume in 15 seconds. I was also taught that if you feed and food reaches the sand bed you are feeding too much. Every other day should be plenty. Note I have only been at this 2 years and have lots more to learn. I am sure the experts will jump in.
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Thank you, I'll look in to those pellets. Pellets are cleaner than rinsed cube mysis?
Feeding pellets definitely helped me to get my nitrates down to 0-5 ppm. Also, it's more natural to feed them algae based diet than mysis, etc. I would feed your tank those pellets plus some NLS marine formula for carnivores and planktivores. That's what I've been doing and it works great.
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