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Old 03-27-2007, 11:32 AM   #11
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I would probably not go to that LFS anymore.

Here is how to grow phyto

http://www.melevsreef.com/phytoplankton.html

You could try this

http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=DT1137

or

http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=KM3575

But I had the best luck with live.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:19 PM   #12
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I had a carnation coral for a while and it was the hardest. I finally sold it back to the LFS because I did not want to foul up my tank with the amount of phyto that I was going to have to use. I talked to a guy that had good success with his but he would take his out of the tank every other day and place it in a bowl of tank water and heavy phyto. He would then put it back in the main till next time. A little too much action for my schedule.
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I am going to attempt a product like marine snow, I think (could be wrong) that every coral and invert I have will benefit from this mix, and see if it will live. I think it might be possible to water it down a bit with my own tank water in an eyedropper and direct feed it a drop at a time for a few minutes in the morning and at night.

My tank is way to small to make growing my own worth it, I'd end up haveing way more then I could ever use and I honestly just have no space for all of th equiptment.

If I tried to take the carnation out every day, I would kill the baby brittle stars that are on it.

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Old 03-27-2007, 02:21 PM   #14
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I dont want to be the bearer of bad news...but that carnation isnt going to make it without daily target feedings.
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that's what i meant, i think. If i could figuare out a schedule of when it feeds, I could release a drop of the marine snow stuff directly in front of it a couple of times a minute, or however quickly it needs me too. I could spend 5-10 minutes doing this once or twice a day, I don't know if this will be enough, though. If it just isn't gonna make it I would atleast like to get it healthy enough to transport it to a (new) lfs that can give me better advice about how to take care of what I get.

I really hate just just throw it away, just because I got bad advice doesn't mean that I can't give it my best effort!
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This might be helpful, the coral gets more of the phyto with less going into the tank..
http://www.fantasyreef.com/showthread.php?t=10
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GREAT IDEA!!!
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I really hate just just throw it away, just because I got bad advice doesn't mean that I can't give it my best effort!
No dont throw it away. By all means do the best job you can do. I just think folks are telling you that it`s going to be a chore. It`s good that they are telling you so you can be prepared. Good Luck
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lol... chores are my life, I run a daycare!
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