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Old 04-23-2011, 07:27 PM   #11
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i make my own food out of fresh fish, clam, and shrimp from the supermarket. everything eats it, including the LPS. i break off a little piece and hold it in front of a power head and let it break apart and float around the tank. 99% of it doesn't make it to the bottom.
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i make my own food out of fresh fish, clam, and shrimp from the supermarket. everything eats it, including the LPS. i break off a little piece and hold it in front of a power head and let it break apart and float around the tank. 99% of it doesn't make it to the bottom.
you put in the blender and freeze it?
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:49 PM   #13
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I turn off the main filter and just leave the power heads running during feeding time. I use Rod's Food (frozen - like home made) and feed twice a week. I break off a piece and thaw it in a cup of tank water. I then spoon it into the tank over about 5 minutes. Everybody gets some and the small bits are for the polyps, lps and sps.

I then turn the main pump back on about a half hour later.
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whats rods food?
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:28 PM   #15
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yep. here are a few recipes....
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i make my own food out of fresh fish, clam, and shrimp from the supermarket. everything eats it, including the LPS. i break off a little piece and hold it in front of a power head and let it break apart and float around the tank. 99% of it doesn't make it to the bottom.

i recall you making your own food, i also want to do this but i want to finish some of the stuff i have before i do this, i was also going to ask you for your recipt but you posted a few of yours already so no need to
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is this better than like formula one pellets nutrition wise?
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every time i make food it's a little different, depending on food availability and the fact that i like to vary what i feed. last time i used haddock, shrimp, scallop, clam, squid tubes, and selcon. i also use nori on a regular basis, but i put that on a clip, not in the mix.
i think fresh frozen food is much better than flake or pellets, as far as nutrition goes, and i think it's much better for overall tank health. not to be confused with LFS frozen mysis or similar, which is not food grade and is frozen in nasty, dirty, water. my frozen food is clean, and doesn't stink.
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hmm you may be right but i've been feeding my clowns the new life spectrum and they seem to really like it and are growing like weeks. their slime coat is thick and they have a beautiful glow even in my single 18" T8 light
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I've tried frozne cube food, after draining out the crappy water it comes in, but my clowns, goby and blenny want no part of it. Are the clowns still too young and small? I'd like to vary their diet from NLS flakes and NLS pellets. I also put in a algae sheet every other day and the blenny, goby and sea hare eat that...
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