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Old 06-19-2006, 07:57 PM   #1
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What to feed my corals???????????

I am buying a bunch of corals this weekend and wanted to buy food before I get them. Please look on this page and tell me what to buy. Im not sure what corals im going to buy so just tell me a general "what I need"

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Old 06-19-2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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Im not sure what corals im going to buy so just tell me a general "what I need"
There really is not "in general" feeding for corals. The food really depends on the type. If you can narrow it down to polyps, softies, LPS or SPS it would make things easier.
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:58 PM   #3
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I only feed my LPS's (2 open brains). Maybe twice a month and I just use Formula one frozen fish food.

I do not think that you need to buy any special "coral" food. Any stuff that you just add to the water and not target feed, justs polutes the water IMO.

I do suppliment with calcium, but that not really feeding is it.

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Old 06-19-2006, 10:08 PM   #4
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If you can narrow it down to polyps, softies, LPS or SPS it would make things easier.
I will have some of each of those.
Also thinking of buying some from G.A.R.F.

I have a CO2 calcium reactor and the tank is a 2 year old 60 gallon
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What's your lighting system?
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Do you have fish in the tank? If so and you feed any kind of frozen food, brine, mysis, mixed, whatever...the corals eat the leftovers from the fish food. The photosynthetic ones are also receiving nourishment from your lights. It is rare that if the above two situations are met, that you will need to "feed" the corals. You stand a bigger chance of fouling your water quality and damaging your corals in that way then the corals suffering from you not feeding them.
Their are exceptions to this, but I do not think they apply here.
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Old 06-20-2006, 07:15 PM   #7
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My Lightning is T5's with a little over 3 watts per gallon
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(2) Percula Clownfish
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(1) Choclate Chip Starfish
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Lots of Snails and Hermit Crabs (Not Identified)
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(2) Black Urchin
(10) Dwarf Red tipped Hermit crabs
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Should be enough for softies, polyps and some LPS depending on position. As mentioned, depending on what you feed the tank, it may be enough for the corals as well.
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Yeah with that kind of light you can't have SPS I think. HTH
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I think your wrong about the sps and T5
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Water General RO+DI
(4) Homade Moonlights LED 470nm
87# Live Rock Gulf, Keys, Bali
80# Crushed Coral with Aragonite
(2) Percula Clownfish
(1) 3 Spot Domino Damselfish
(2) Yellowtail Damselfish
(2) Sargent Major Damselfish
(1) Choclate Chip Starfish
(3) Brittle Stars
Lots of Snails and Hermit Crabs (Not Identified)
(5) Crab (Not Identified)
(2) Black Urchin
(10) Dwarf Red tipped Hermit crabs
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