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Old 04-10-2003, 11:08 PM   #1
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What do people think about Marine Snow?

I have been thinking of getting this or something else to target feed or at least suplment the corals in the tank.

I know the walt wiss products people dont overly like.

But what about the Marine Snow product?
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Old 04-10-2003, 11:13 PM   #2
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Been using marine snow for a week now. I'll keep everyone updated on what happens. A few corals have perked up a little but nothing major.
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I used it and my corals always seem full. I dont use it anymore and they still look full. However, for as cheap as it is, I know it cant hurt.
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I haven't found it necessary to supplament my homemade food, when I process it I make sure I liquify some of it to feed the inverts. If I were to add a food for my corals it would be live phyto-plankton, like DT's. I have read that after the DT's has gone out of date....it's still better than the marine snow. I seem to remember that Rob Toonan did an article on different plankton/phyto-plankton sources....
Planktonic Foods for Reef Aquaria: If you feed the tank, are these foods for you?" Marine Fish & Reef USA Annual 2002
Not sure if I've got this annual or not, if I do...I'll scan it and send it to ya.
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I read the same article. I have been using the Kent stuff (phytoplex, chromaplex, ect...) and it seems to work OK. I want to try some of the DT or maybe get some live cultures going.
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I agree on the homemade food thought. The mush I make feeds everything. The corals literally stuff themselves on it.
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Planktonic Foods for Reef Aquaria: If you feed the tank, are these foods for you?" Marine Fish & Reef USA Annual 2002
Not sure if I've got this annual or not, if I do...I'll scan it and send it to ya.
If you find it that would be great.
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Kevin - if you don't have it, I do.

FF - from what I've read about Marine Snow, the stuff is relatively worthless. If I remember right, I think it's like 99.99% water, or pretty close to that.

I use our Homemade Food, and spike that with Tahitian Blend Cryopaste (phyto), Golden Pearls (the 2 smaller sizes), and Sweetwater Zooplankton. The phyto (1/2 recommended dose) gets added to the food nightly, and I alternate nights with the Golden Pearls and Zooplankton.

Note - the Zooplankton & Phyto don't really 'directly' benefit the corals, however, I believe in "feeding the tank", as long as it's not overdone.

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Old 04-11-2003, 04:27 PM   #9
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Well whom ever wants to scan it in feel free as I would enjoy reading.

RL what you say backs up what I heard from a fellow reefer today. He said it was 99% suger water.
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He said it was 99% suger water.
Is it made by Marc Weiss?? I thought it was made by Two Little Fishies...LOL.

I've got it, but it will be tomorrow afternoon or later this evening before I can scan it. Baseball game tonight. If you receive the article post in here and I won't bother to scan it.
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