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Old 03-26-2007, 12:11 AM   #11
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Wow...I don't think I'll be getting any sponges....Sounds like a tough critter to handle...hope all works out!
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:17 AM   #12
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Would Cyclopeeze be good enough food for the sponge? Or what about this:

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Sorry, nix the oyster eggs and go with regular DT's phyto. The oyster eggs would probably be too large for it to grab.

I dunno about cyclopeeze. If the sponge won't benefit your other corals will though.
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I agree go with DT`s phyto it is better for them. One of the problems here is that they need so much phyto that you can foul up your tank with adding as much as they need. I`ve heard of folks taking tank water and putting in a bowl and adding the phyto to the bowl and putting the sponge in the bowl. IMPORTANT : You`ll need to make sure that the sponge does not get exposed to air if you do that.
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:29 PM   #15
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I had had a small orange ball sponge in my tank for around 2 years now. I have him in an area that does NOT get a ton of flow and he is perched under a rock outcropping. As far as feeding goes he sits at the tail end of teh powerheads water movement so he gets most of his food from there. I do however, give him a direct shot of DT's when I am target feeding my corals that require it. HTH
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^That's good to hear beachbummin.
Cyclop-eeze is much larger than oyster eggs(600-800 microns compared to 40-50 for O. eggs). AFAIK it would be way too large for sponges. DT's phyto would be good, in that in addition to possibly directly feeding the sponge, it will fed the pods and increase any naturally occuring zooplankton in your tank. Watch your water quality, as Melosu said.
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Thanks for all the replies, Im gonna try several different methods and let you guys know which seem to take the best for future reference.........
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So Iwent to the lfs and picked up some dt's yster eggs, didnt have the phyto. In terms of using the bowl method. How exactly does that work. I guess I could just put the recommended amount in the tank, but I want the sponge to get the most food as possible. Can someone please explain the bowl method for feeding the sponge with the oyster egg's?
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I`ve heard of folks taking tank water and putting in a bowl and adding the phyto to the bowl and putting the sponge in the bowl. IMPORTANT : You`ll need to make sure that the sponge does not get exposed to air if you do that.
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oh ha, right in this post....sorry long day
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