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Old 09-01-2014, 06:16 AM   #111
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Why are we feeding coral people ?? I spent weeks feeding my plate coral and wondering why it never came out ... Because I was feeding him . If you turn all your pumps and power heads off when feeding they will pick up enough food to survive and thrive .. Made all these little mistakes and probably killed a few with feeding .. Light and the right mixture of reef additives with a little missed food has worked for me .. Only an opinion but opinions are like bumholes everyone has one !! Try a few little things tweek it here and there


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Old 09-01-2014, 10:46 AM   #112
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The cycle does take longer. The shrimp just builds up ammonia. And corals can melt away from bad water quality or sometimes for no reason. Corals can outlive you as long as you care for them properly.
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:24 PM   #113
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Why are we feeding coral people ?? I spent weeks feeding my plate coral and wondering why it never came out ... Because I was feeding him . If you turn all your pumps and power heads off when feeding they will pick up enough food to survive and thrive .. Made all these little mistakes and probably killed a few with feeding .. Light and the right mixture of reef additives with a little missed food has worked for me .. Only an opinion but opinions are like bumholes everyone has one !! Try a few little things tweek it here and there


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IMO I think it depends on the coral. I think my duncans and acans benefit from feeding. I feed them every few days. Buy I never feed my zoas or SPS because I don't think it helps.
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My dendro gets fed :p. I try to broadcast feed my sps as well with a small food like reef frenzy. I think it helps


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IMO I think it depends on the coral. I think my duncans and acans benefit from feeding. I feed them every few days. Buy I never feed my zoas or SPS because I don't think it helps.

+1 some corals like food while others don't need it at all. You will see a feeding response with many of the corals that like to eat when you put food in the water. i.e. feeding tendrils come out. War coral, torch coral, and chalices are some of the ones that I've personally seen do this. There are many many others though.
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I haven't seen any benefit to feeding any of the corals in my tank. All it did was foul up the water and then my coral suffered.
If you can't keep the water pristine and remove what is being fed, then don't feed...ever.
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I haven't seen any benefit to feeding any of the corals in my tank. All it did was foul up the water and then my coral suffered.
If you can't keep the water pristine and remove what is being fed, then don't feed...ever.
Thats a good point. I approach feeding to my tank in a different manner. Ive never had a detectable level of nitrates in my tank so I dont really have to worry about feeding.
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Thats a good point. I approach feeding to my tank in a different manner. Ive never had a detectable level of nitrates in my tank so I dont really have to worry about feeding.
Me either. But I spot feed and all the food get's consumed, and the little that doesn't, get's quickly engulfed by my pig of a clownfish.
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Coralline algae and Jar reef

The corals I want don't need to be fed though right?


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With corals I want don't need to be fed though right?


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Yup. It's mostly LPS that like being fed.
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