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Old 03-09-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Lets Talk food

Ok so doing the fish rescue ... I got a bunch of flake food (not my first choice but it was unopened and free) I was thinking of doing some frozen food. While researching I noticed that some people make their own... How? whats the recipe?
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It's easy to make your own, and the recipe can vary. i use whatever white meat fish is on sale, a few shrimp, some fresh clam, a couple scallops, and squid. I also add a bar of frozen cyclo-peeze, and add some selcon or similar vitamin supplement. Last time I made food I couldn't find selcon, so I used Kent Zoe.
Grind it all up in a food processor and separate it evenly in gallon ziplocks. Roll it out with a rolling pin or a large can and make it flat as possible or you'll have a heck of a time breaking a piece off. Freeze it flat, and you've got enough food for the year, for under 20 bucks.



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Looks delicious! I want some on a cracker.
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Thanks for the recipe. I'm sure your fish love the Private Stock as well one of my favorites.
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LoL! That's more for the chef.....
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but theres a bit of capt in all of us
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:49 PM   #7
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Mr. X I was thinking about trying your recipe this weekend and had a couple of questions.

Do you need to add supplements to the mixture or will the ground seafood suffice?
When I was using frozen brine shrimp, others told me to rinse it before putting in the tank to reduce phosphates, does this apply to your mixture as well?
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Do you add any garlic? Do you think it has benefits? Sure does stink.
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Well, fish don't have access to liquid vitamins in the wild and they do fine anyway. I don't know if that has to do with the great selection of food in the ocean or not, so, I like to include them. What can it hurt?

You don't need to rinse this food. This is all food grade, fresh food. This has not been frozen in nasty rotten fish water, hence the lack of smell.

I don't add garlic.
Some may add ground up nori to the mix. I chose not to.
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I love this forum! I learn something new everyday!
I definitely want to make my own food especially since I didn't know I could!!
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