Originally Posted by pitt420dude
Very cool, I didn't even know what Nori was.
Nori is simply the seaweed used by Asian groceries to wrap around sushi. MUCH cheaper to buy Nori from Asian groceries than to buy commercial macro-algae, since its the same thing, food wise.
Of course, growing macro-algae yourself in refugiums to feed to your herbivores is the best choice.
Though tangs will happily eat meaty foods, it isn't good for them. Meaty foods are too rich for their systems, and in a few months of eating meaty foods the tang will suffer renal failure and die.
A tang's diet should be at LEAST 85 percent macro or green algae. It takes a LOT of food to keep a herbivore going, so they need the algae available to them 24/7/365, and replace it as soon as they eat most of it.
Trick is to put the macro algae in first, and get the Herbivores eating it, then feeding the meaty foods to the planktivores. If you put the collection of seaweed in the same place every time the Herbivores will quickly identify it as the place to go for food.