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Old 03-03-2014, 08:55 PM   #11
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The only corals I regularly spot feed are my sps
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:56 PM   #12
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I will feed some polyps about twice a month using Reef Chili, but most filter feeder foods are phosphate in a bottle. Since all my corals are photosynthetic, I rely in that mostly. But there are some corals that respond well to feeding as well as photosynthesis.
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Bigreds they weren't swinging but my numbers were a little higher. I do get lazy and instead of doing water changes every week I do go two or three weeks once and awhile but I never went more then three and when I do skip a week I change out a little more water
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That's why I was afraid to try any food because I figured it was phosphate in a bottle lol but I wasn't sure
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I feed mysis and or brine once a week and once and a while I will try to spot feed. I have a favia that I've had for about 4 or 5 months and I guess they are suppose to have feeder tenticals that come out but I've never seen them I look at night all the time and never seen them on any of my corals
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Did you say you had any fish?
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Yes I have 8 fish and a pistol shrimp
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:04 PM   #18
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Well, I've been at it almost 30 years now and actively growing corals thru most of that. I've used every lighting system and experimented with multiple approaches. I now have it fine tuned to the extent I have a pretty good picture of what some (certainly not all) different corals like and dislike.

But I have found, as you have, some corals, especially frags can die right next to one almost identical and it is growing gang busters. I have had plugs that just sat there, didn't die but didn't grow an inch for a year, then suddenly took off. I have had what were considered very hard SPS corals growing like crazy while a common Capricornus next to it is dying. I have some friends like mr_X that have a "wet green thumb" and without excess worry seems to grow corals just fine. I am an engineer and am always trying to get at the bottom of stuff, but with this I have determined all you can do is buy good established frags then cross your fingers.
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I do agree I have only been into reefing for a little over a year and I do get impatient some times when I no from reading and reading that you have to have patients in this hobby
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I do agree I have only been into reefing for a little over a year and I do get impatient some times when I no from reading and reading that you have to have patients in this hobby

I know what you mean, been doing this over 7 years now and I still make impulse buys from time to time
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