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Old 02-15-2005, 01:56 PM   #11
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Do you shut down the powrheads also? I find the food just flys all around the place. BTW, I am very new at this.
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Old 02-15-2005, 02:05 PM   #12
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I dont shut down the PH's. To me it keeps the food in flying through the water and off the bottom. It gives the fish time to eat it.

PS. We were all very new at this a one time.
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I feed my tank Formula 1 (meat version) and Formula 2 (veggie version), Mysis, Cyclopeze, and some pellets that mostly sink to the bottom for the crabs and shrimp. For my tang I hang Nori every other day. I only feed 1/2 a cube of either the 1 or the 2, a tiny corner of the mysis and a pinch of everything else. I put the Formula 1 or 2 in one third at a time into my tank. I generally feed them every other day.
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Other than my new clowns, I have 10 small hermits. They have taken care of all algae. What do I feed them? Pellets?
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The hermits will eat what is left over and the fish poo!!
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Old 02-15-2005, 02:45 PM   #16
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I always turn off the filter. I have a wet dry and I don't need any more food than absolutely necessary ending up in my filter media to create nitrates!
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Old 02-15-2005, 03:44 PM   #17
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Variety and supplments are the key. I would ditch the brine and switch to krill and mysis. soaking your food in a high quality suppliment like Selcon and Vita-Chem is very important. You might also want to try puting in a little GarlicGualrd or similar product. Along with the meat, feed a good algea bsed food like OSI's Spirulina flakes. You might also want to consider Something with Cyclop-Eeze like MarinePlankton by Liquid Life. Balanced diet+variety=happy and healthy fish with great color. Hopefully Steve S will chime in here, I learned a lot from him about feeding...Lando
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I've been feeding spirulina enriched Brine shrimp and I let it soak in Zoe marine supplement. I feed them flakes every now and then too, is that a good diet for them.

(Except for the Grouper, I feed him Silver Sides soaked in Zoe)
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Bump...

I also have another question. What should you wash Brine shrimp with so they don't contaminate the water, RO/DI water?
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RO/DI is great. If you do not have that, tap will work or distilled.
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