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Old 11-14-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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I know that many of you chose not to feed your corals. I have some zoas, various types and colors of mushrooms, some softies, and lots of LPS varieties. Initially I fed them Coral Frenzy and everyone seemed happy and tank was fine. I read that powered mixes had lots of phosphates and that liquid foods were better. So I moved to liquids Phyto feast and Roti feast. I had a phosphate issue, which I have controlled, but read that liquid foods have lost of phosphates. So which is better? Powder or liquiq foods? Thanks
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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Im actually curious about this myself. I use coral frenzy and cyclop eeze. I havent used it in a while because im scared of polluting tank. When i first bought it i did use it almost every day without adverse effects but i think having a really good skimmer helped clean up the excess waste. I might start throwing it in once a week.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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I know that many of you chose not to feed your corals. I have some zoas, various types and colors of mushrooms, some softies, and lots of LPS varieties. Initially I fed them Coral Frenzy and everyone seemed happy and tank was fine. I read that powered mixes had lots of phosphates and that liquid foods were better. So I moved to liquids Phyto feast and Roti feast. I had a phosphate issue, which I have controlled, but read that liquid foods have lost of phosphates. So which is better? Powder or liquiq foods? Thanks
I have started using "Reef Chili" and really like it. It is powdered and you add it to a cup of tank water. I try to feed corals with a syringe instead of just broadcasting the food thru the entire tank. Phyto feast is liquid phosphate in my opinion.
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It looks like Reef Chili is the most popular reef food. Why do you use it over other alternatives?
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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It is dry and you only add a tiny amount to a lot of water. It goes a long way, stores better and by sheer volume alone can't be adding as much organic waste.
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