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Old 04-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #1041
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What brand Phyto do you use? I used to use DT's, but switched to Phy opure last year after many different LFS suggestions.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:37 PM   #1042
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What brand Phyto do you use? I used to use DT's, but switched to Phy opure last year after many different LFS suggestions.
I use live phyto by DR G's or by ALAGEN. ALAGEN has a really good product that has multiple sizes of phyto and oyster juice and other things built right into it
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #1043
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Ok. So I rehomed some corals to my sisters tank because I'm getting some newer "impressive" ones soon. Lol. She got a huge rock of palys since I seem to have them all over my tank, a rock of fuzzies (have multiple around the tank still), and a few others. So my tank is looking a little empty again .

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Old 04-26-2012, 02:55 PM   #1044
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I hate that you think YOUR tank is empty...
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #1045
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I hate that you think YOUR tank is empty...
Lol. Ok. It looks emptier now that I took so much out. Better?
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:35 PM   #1046
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Hahah!^

so i have never used phyto but i see you do and suggest it. Does it come in a big bottle basically, and you add some once every other day? How long does it last and cost? Thanks! Tank is looking crazy good
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Hahah!^

so i have never used phyto but i see you do and suggest it. Does it come in a big bottle basically, and you add some once every other day? How long does it last and cost? Thanks! Tank is looking crazy good
Yes- they come in bottles. Live are often refrigerated. Others can be kept at room temp. Live phyto in a 16oz bottle usually costs a little under 20$ here. Feeding can vary according to tank size and sticking amount. It takes me about 2-3 weeks to go thru a bottle for my tank feeding about 5 times a week.

Read pages 32-35 of the 10th edition here for a great article on feeding corals.

http://www.redfishmagazine.com.au/editions

Also- check out their other editions! It's a great free magazine I found and theres always great articles and amazing pictures
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Yes- they come in bottles. Live are often refrigerated. Others can be kept at room temp. Live phyto in a 16oz bottle usually costs a little under 20$ here. Feeding can vary according to tank size and sticking amount. It takes me about 2-3 weeks to go thru a bottle for my tank feeding about 5 times a week.

Read pages 32-35 of the 10th edition here for a great article on feeding corals.

http://www.redfishmagazine.com.au/editions

Also- check out their other editions! It's a great free magazine I found and theres always great articles and amazing pictures
Wow sounds great! And you see some good coral growth while using it right? I bet i wouldnt go through it as quick, considering i havent get too much coral yet!

Thanks for the help!
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Wow sounds great! And you see some good coral growth while using it right? I bet i wouldnt go through it as quick, considering i havent get too much coral yet!

Thanks for the help!
Yes. I went thru pics of my corals that I've had for a year the other night. My poker chip zoas are a year old. When I first got them there were 5 heads. Now- there's about 50 on the rock. My original torch is about 4-5x bigger. My Duncan's have all tripped in size since last September.
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Phycopure and DT's are live as well. I used Dr G a few times, but don't see it anymore, locally. Phycopure seems to do well though, and is about the only one I can reliably get.
One of my LFS was making his own that I used for a bit too, but I didn't feel secure that it was as good as what's available retail. It's also the kind of thing that is hard to gauge effectiveness, so I've always gone with the purchased variety.
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