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Old 11-14-2008, 08:46 PM   #11
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I work for a water municipality and I know what goes in there. Ammonia and nitrates are added to purify water. Good for us bad for your reef. Read this

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Old 11-14-2008, 11:21 PM   #12
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how often should i feed my fish
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:49 AM   #13
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how often should i feed my fish
every other day is fine I usually feed every 3rd day. Depends on your inhabitants but this is usually the case the fish don't need to eat daily
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I feed mine every other day except on the off days I feed some dried seaweed for my tangs.
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I was under the impression they should be fed twice a day, but very small amounts?
I have two small o-clowns, small blue tang, and a medium sailfin tang, and a lawnmower blenny. Everything else is cleanup crew (shrimp, stars, hermits, snails)
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What kinda food you using? That could be a key issue too.

Once a day feeding is fine unless you got those higher metabolism, smaller gut fish like anthias or etc.
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I can't believe that if your feeding twice a day that your nitrates aren't through the roof? If they aren't, it's just because your algae is feeding on them. It's a false negative on your nitrates. Most people I come across feed every other day to keep their water from being nutrient rich. Also, since you have such an abundance of algae I assume your not doing partial water changes often enough. If you insist on running your aquarium the same way get SNAILS. My Turbo snails keep my tank virtually algae free! Good luck! Next battle- ICH to be continued...
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I'm down to full feeding every 5 days, and have stopped my algae's progression through my tank (although I haven't eliminated it). I'm using full RO/DO with 0.00 readings on the TDS meter.

I tried cutting back my lighting cycle, which helped, but my anemone's didn't care for it and started shrinking.

The algae at it's current level doesn't bother me too bad, and I think it's continuing to die off since I cut back on feedings.
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OK are either of these good choices for snails ILLANASSARIUS OBSOLETA, orTurban Snails
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