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Old 02-14-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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HMMMM homemade reef food

this is an interesting thing i have come across. i haven't read to much about the different type of food people feed their reefs.

how many of you make your own food with a variety of meaty foods. i've found a video that shows how to make frozen food. since i've been told my my LFS that a variety is best, how does a variety blended together stack up and how many of you do this

YouTube - DIY Reef Food
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i make my own. i use whatever is available, that comes from the ocean.
here's one recipe of mine-
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sweet i bought some frozen mysis shrimp for my clowns on friday, they don't seem to pay much attention to the cube floating and only eat the loose pieces of shrimp that float around. i guess they aren't used to eating mysis shrimp, since i've been feedign them spectrum pelets since i got them
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i wouldn't put those cubes straight in the tank. they are nasty. thaw and rinse that stuff!
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how so?
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i put it in a fishnet and let it thaw, then dunk the net in some tank water, but i haven't used the store bought stuff in years. now i make my own and know what's in it. my food doesn't smell cause it's fresh.
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oh this is just frozen mysis shrimp i don't smell anything when i open it, and i just gave them it one time so far
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oh this is just frozen mysis shrimp i don't smell anything when i open it, and i just gave them it one time so far
one block is probably too much anyway depending on ur tank. i have 7 hungry fish and a quarter block is almost too much. they break up and you would be surprised how many shrimp are packd into such a small cube. i feed a rotation on frozen mysis, homemade (i work in a seafood department and get tons of free seafood if i need it ), and nori sheets. occasionally some slow sinking pellets too.
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hmm they did a pretty good job of eating it they do a good job of eatign everythign actually, although i don't know how they usually just stay i nthe top of the water behind or around my filters so how much energy can they burn off that they need to stuff their faces :P
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I use a coffee filter and run RO/DI water over the cube to let it thaw in a coffee filter cleans out some of the phosphates
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