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Old 07-10-2003, 10:08 AM   #1
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What is the best store bought coral food?

I recieved the NanoPack2 from SeaCrop.com yesterday (pics soon to come), and now that i know what it is i'm caring for, i need to buy some food, trace elements, iodine etc. to ensure their growth. If you are caring for these species, let me know what you do for suppliments or food.

3 Shrooms (1 Polyp Anemone, 2 need ID), 1 Fox Coral, 1 Frogspawn, 1 Carpet Leather, 1 Zooanthid Polyp, 1 Candy Coral, 1 Yellow Polyp, 1 Capnella, 1 Red Chili, 1 Red Gorgonian
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Old 07-10-2003, 05:02 PM   #2
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Water changes should pretty much handle everything your corals will need. On a small tank it is especially easy. If you must dose though, I can't recommend any as I don't use any, but I will recommend that you not dose anything you don't test for.
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Thanks for answering my HoopsGuru. I was concerned that my Bi-Monthly water changes will not be enough. I do dose Ca and Alk, which i test for weekly.
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By Bi-monthly are you doing them every two months or twice a month? Twice a month would probably suffice to keep trace elements where they should be. As for food, I don't do much direct feeding (most of my corals are more photosynthetic than active feeders) but I do feed my frogspawn and other LPS corals finely chopped seafood once or twice a week. Sweetwater Zooplankton also works well for this.
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sorry, i meant bi-weekly water changes
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I was wondering if the Sweetwater Zooplankton would be good coral food. I'll try some too.
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sorry, i meant bi-weekly water changes
Now by this do you mean twice a week or........ J/K

I only feed the SZ to my LPS corals, it is often two big for other corals unless they feed in the same manner.
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Old 07-10-2003, 09:42 PM   #8
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AAAAaaaaaccckkkkk!

I change the water about every 2 weeks, 14 days, 336 hours, 20160 minutes, 1209600 seconds, 120960000 nanosecs....



I thank you again, i will look into the SZ for those hungry little non-photosynth critters
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Old 07-14-2003, 12:05 AM   #9
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I decided to use DT's Live Phytoplankton as the primary food source for my little guys. I got a 15oz bottle at the LFS for $23.00. The best i could find it on line is $21.00 then i would have to pay for shipping, which is really expensive. They have to ship it priority overnight because this stuff is live and need to be refrigerated.
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I use DTs and Zooplex, everything is happy. Except my cleaner shrimp who is MIA
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