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Old 05-15-2015, 01:24 PM   #331
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Bought a mini reactor from BRS and installed it on my 20 gallon long tank at work so I could take the double gfo & carbon reactors home to put on my 40.

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Old 05-15-2015, 01:28 PM   #332
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Just curious what coral and fish food do you all use to feed your tank?

I was thinking of culturing some brine shrimp for the fish. Any thoughts?



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Old 05-15-2015, 02:27 PM   #333
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Just curious what coral and fish food do you all use to feed your tank?

I was thinking of culturing some brine shrimp for the fish. Any thoughts?



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Live brine shrimp is good. Most fish love it. I like Reef Chilli as a coral food. I usually feed my fish frozen foods from San Francisco Bay like frozen mysis shrimp and marine cuisine. I was actually thinking on trying LRS reef frenzy next time I get this though. Andrew carries it and speaks pretty highly of it. I've heard good things on it as well. I've never had a problem with the San Francisco Bay Brand though, and it is usually available at most LFS's. I don't like dry flakes and pellets that much and I've tried omega one frozen and I didn't like it either as is clouds the water and contained a gel binder.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:22 AM   #334
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Live brine shrimp is good. Most fish love it. I like Reef Chilli as a coral food. I usually feed my fish frozen foods from San Francisco Bay like frozen mysis shrimp and marine cuisine. I was actually thinking on trying LRS reef frenzy next time I get this though. Andrew carries it and speaks pretty highly of it. I've heard good things on it as well. I've never had a problem with the San Francisco Bay Brand though, and it is usually available at most LFS's. I don't like dry flakes and pellets that much and I've tried omega one frozen and I didn't like it either as is clouds the water and contained a gel binder.
Thank you Paul. I appreciate the input. I have been using Coral Frenzy mixed with phytoplex and phytoplankton to feed the corals at work. I've been using mysis flat pack and rods reef food. I like the flat packs because you can take off what you need and no wasting. I add that to some aquarium water and then strain it through a coffee filter to get rid of any impurities then I add it to some selcon and mix with aquarium water. The fish absolutely love it. I only feed them three times a week (M-W-F) due to my tanks being at work and I'm teleworking Tuesdays and Thursdays. I hate starving them. That's one of the reasons I am bringing my tanks home this year.

I was asking the original question because if money gets a little tight I'd like to know I can still feed my fish but as cheaply as possible. That's why I wanted to try culturing some brine shrimp. I am already hatching them for my dwarf seahorses. I may look into culturing mysis shrimp as well.

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Started my brine shrimp culture today. We will see how it works out.

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Here is a picture of the tank. Waiting on some more cleaners to arrive tomorrow.



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I found a really nice green and purple maxi mini that will go in the 40 once all is good. He is in my 10 gallon right now with a smaller green one. Both pics taken under the blue actinics.


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Looking good! I love the mini-maxi's! Just curious is that a glass cover on the tank?
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Looking good! I love the mini-maxi's! Just curious is that a glass cover on the tank?
Yes it is a glass cover. I would like to try and go without it and make a screen cover but not sure how that would work out.

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Yes it is a glass cover. I would like to try and go without it and make a screen cover but not sure how that would work out.

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You could uses plastic eggcrate (light diffuser) which is cheap, but some smaller fish can still jump though. This is what I used for years. There are also DIY screen covers that I think BRS has kits for that don't affect the lighting at all and look really nice if done correctly. This is probably the best choice, though I didn't notice much light loss with the eggcrate. Ever since I started up my 40, I haven't had anything over the top. That's why I don't have a wrasse.
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