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Old 02-02-2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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Food for fish and corals

I am feeding my fish and corals frozen food once a week with a mixture of bloodworm, brine and mysis from big als. However, I find that big als frozen food doesnt really have much meat in each cube. There is more water than the mysis itself. I'm thinking of changing other brands. What other brand of of frozen food do you guys recommend? Or should I be better off making my food for the fish and corals? Do I need to buy spirulina?

As for dry foods I feed my fish NLS pellets and omega one flakes and nori. Do I need to buy cyclopeeze, phytoplan or zoo plan for more variety or I'm good?

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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For frozen I feed Limpet's Reef Buffet.
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I make my own. It's cheaper and I know exactly what's in it. Four about 15-20 bucks, you can make enough for a year.
You can get creative and change your recipe each time you make it, and it will never stink like that stuff at the LFS does.
Here is an old thread with some step by steps-
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I did the same thing and the fish love it. Very easy to do. The only thing I will change on the next batch is how long I mash it for. I find it to be a little on the small side and I would like it to be a bit chunkier next time.
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I make my own. It's cheaper and I know exactly what's in it. Four about 15-20 bucks, you can make enough for a year.
You can get creative and change your recipe each time you make it, and it will never stink like that stuff at the LFS does.
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Mr X I would like to try doing this what kind of good is exactly in the picture besides the shrimp and where do you get the special formula mixtures in the package?

Thanks for your help.
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I've skipped the formula A and B on future batches. I simply add a little bit of everything I can find at the supermarket. I've learned to stay away from the very fatty fish though. I added a little salmon one time and steel head trout another time and I found the oils dirty up the tank pretty quickly. stick with the white meat fish.
Some grind up Nori in their recipes and some folks add a touch of garlic as well.
I also like to add a bar of Cyclo-peeze to my batches.
everything else is just what happens to be available and affordable on the day I'm at the market.
Yes, it's trial and error with the consistency, as too fine a mixture will not be ideal, and a batch with large chunks won't work either. I tend to use a feeding syringe and I hate it when it gets clogged up with a piece of squid or something.
Plus, you don't want to be feeding your LPS giant chunks of food either.
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I use a steak injector. Lol I didn't put any fish in mine. I used scallop, shrimp, mysis, cyclops, garlic guard, nori. It made enough to last me months to for very cheap. Next batch I will change it up a bit.
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thanks mr.X Im on my way to the market now. I'll see what I can get.
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Do you thaw out enough for just a day ? I have people tell me you can't keep it in the fridge for more then a day. Where do you get the cyclopeeze from? Great thread thanks for all the help this will for sure save me some money. Do you feed like 2 to 3 times a week?
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Do you thaw out enough for just a day ? I have people tell me you can't keep it in the fridge for more then a day. Where do you get the cyclopeeze from? Great thread thanks for all the help this will for sure save me some money. Do you feed like 2 to 3 times a week?
Good question. I don't have cyclopeeze at the moment too and im not sure if they sell that at big als because I always go there almost every week and i haven't seen one.

I bought a squid, shrimp and some sliced fish. Also bought a mussels in a package. Should I add this too? It doesn't say its partly cook.
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