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Old 04-02-2007, 08:16 PM   #11
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IMO, there are species of fish that need more frequent feedings. For the most part, every other day will do just fine. If you are going to feed daily, you do indeed, need to do more frequent water changes, even if they eat it all and none goes to waste. Reason being, more food consumed equals more fish ouput...that is just reasonable to expect.

Our systems are not sterile. There is food available on the rocks and such for them to pick at between regularly scheduled feedings as well.

As far as it being "fact". Well, in some people's opinions it is fact. That is the way this hobby works. I am sure there are scientific articles and journals out the kazoo that will preach either side of it.

I do practice good husbandry and the majority of my fish are old, some well over 10. To imply that feeding every other day is not good husbandry, is just plain nonsense.
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Well, it's not the best for many fish. That is a scientific fact, as far as I can tell. Not only according too many science/hobby articles I've seen, but in my own personal experience as well. Implying it is, is nonsense. I said "good husbandry speaks for itself". Nothing about not feeding everyday being neglectful. That was your interpretation, not what I wrote. My experience and feelings are clearly expressed in my posts above.
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If you are going to feed daily, you do indeed, need to do more frequent water changes, even if they eat it all and none goes to waste. Reason being, more food consumed equals more fish ouput...that is just reasonable to expect.
Even when feeding the exact same amount of food? More frequent excretions yes, but the nutrients, etc. introduced to the system is the same. I said in my posts above food input doesn't necessarily have to be increased, just fed more often to see results- IME.

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The opinions on this are just that, opinions, not scientific fact. Even the articles in the trade publications in MOST cases, are written by fellow hobbiests with an opinion. In your experience, you have decided that feeding every day is what is best for the fish. In my experience, I have found the opposite to be true. We can agree to disagree on the topic. There is NOT just one right way to do things.
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We can agree to disagree on the topic.
That I can agree with. The debating has gone as far as would be productive at this point, for anyone, I think.
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As you can see Blazeyreef there are many different opinions out there. You`ll just need to weigh out the info you recieved and see what works out for you. Evidently different feeding techniques are working for different people. I have mine that works for me and others have their`s that works for them. One day you`ll be able to post your`s with IME behind it. In many things in the SW arena there is no one way to do things.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:15 PM   #16
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thanks everyone. when I do feed all the food is eaten exept for maybe a few bites, and that is sucked up by the filter.
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when I do feed all the food is eaten exept for maybe a few bites, and that is sucked up by the filter.
This is what you want to avoid. Uneaten food collected in a filter can create water quality issues, especially increase in NO3. When feeding (no matter what the frequency) it is best to turn off all filtration to avoid this. Simply leave the powerheads on to keep the current going in the tank. I am sure we can agree on this...it is just good husbandry.
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why not turn off all powerheads while feeding?
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when I do feed all the food is eaten exept for maybe a few bites, and that is sucked up by the filter.
This is what you want to avoid. Uneaten food collected in a filter can create water quality issues, especially increase in NO3. When feeding (no matter what the frequency) it is best to turn off all filtration to avoid this. Simply leave the powerheads on to keep the current going in the tank. I am sure we can agree on this...it is just good husbandry.
really? I have never read that anywere... thanks for the advice
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I do some of both. Feed with PHs on and PHs off. Again, depends on your setup and if you've got slower, timid feeders. I do PHs on sometimes so they can chase the food. Figured they do it in the wild that way.
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