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Old 02-02-2008, 12:36 AM   #1
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Anyone suggest good food?

I use NLS in my freshwater tanks w/ Omega One flake.
What should I use in the marine tank?
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:45 AM   #2
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I use Ocean Nutrition Prime Reef Flakes. My fish like it.
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I just ordered some of the flakes and pellets.....cool.
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What do you have in your tank? Remember...variety is the key. Flake is easy put also is pretty high in PO4. I use it very little. High quality frozen food is a bit better. It can be thawed and rinsed to eliminate much of the PO4 and NO3. In addition to foods it is also important to add dietary suppliments to the food. Most prepared foods do a very poor job of providing vitamins, ameno acids or HUFAs. Products like Selcon, Vita-chem and a garlic suppliment can go a long way to improve the health and coloration of your fish.
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What do you have in your tank? Remember...variety is the key. High quality frozen food is a bit better. Products like Selcon, Vita-chem and a garlic suppliment can go a long way to improve the health and coloration of your fish.
Just curious what frozen foods you feed your fish and how it is prepared. And do you soak the frozen foods in The Garlic suppliment? I would like to give my clownfish some variety and wonder which frozen food he would most likely prefer. Probably something small and easy to digest buy unsure which one and how to administer the Garlic suppliment exactly. Haven't really researched it buy I am sure its a great thing to do for my fish
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:25 PM   #6
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dosent n.l.s make marine food i have seen pics of marine fish on the nls websight and they look stunning
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:20 PM   #7
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I use both Emerald Entree and Prime Reef frozen cubes by Ocean Nutrition. I also throw in some mysis on occassion. To prepare I add a couple of cubes to a brine shrimp net then run RO/DI water over it to thaw. Let it set and drain a a bit then rinse again. In a small container, I add the thawed food, a couple frops of garlic extreme (Kent), a little vita-chem and Selcon, some ZooMax and some DT's phyto. Mix it up and let it soak in a bit. To feed, I use a 10 ml syringe. Turn off the return pumps from my sump, add a little tank water to the food to thin it out then squirt into various areas of the tank. I also provide nori (Sally's Seaweed Salad) for my tanks just about every day. HTH.
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I agree with Brian that variety is the key. I feed mine Flake, Mysis, vitamin fortified brine and seaweed selects. Occasionally I`ll throw in a piece of broccli for my tangs. LOL
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If you have the luxury of having a place nearby that sells live brine shrimp do it. I recently bought a portion of live brine and i was thinking, what do i do with the rest. Well I grabbed an ice cube tray and i filled the tray with the rest of the shrimp and bam! instant rations. Given the current my tank has its been the best thing ever. Ive tried flakes and pellet food but it kept ending up in the sand bed and my fish wouldnt eat once it landed on the bottom. I have an asian market nearby and I have also been making a seafood medley from frozen items using a food processor. 3 dollars for a 1 lb. bag versus 4 dollars for a couple of ounces of refridegerated petco food, do the math. Also avoid clouding your tank with food processor processed foods by rinsing. My tangs also love sushi sea weed and white cooked and chopped rice.
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