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Old 11-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #11
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I make my own food. I go to the supermarket and buy a little shrimp, clam, squid, and whatever else (be careful of the fatty fish like salmon and tuna, they leave a lot of oil in the water) and grind it up in a food processor, then put it in ziplocks and roll them flat with a rolling pin or can and freeze them.
I also add some cyclo-peeze to the mix. Some add nori to it as well.

I feed this to my LPS corals and to my fish.

There are products at the LFS that are very similar. Most have heard of "Rod's Food". There is also another called "5 Star Reef Bar", which is made by someone I know and trust.

Making your own is the cheapest, and If your wife doesn't mind you using the "la machine", you are good to go
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Ive always wanted to make my own food but im so scared that it wont be nutritionally sufficient
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My food has been nutritionally superior to store bought, and that's not speculation. I have healed up multiple tangs with HLLE feeding them my foods. Bottom line is the store bought flake and pellets are not good enough. Not good enough to be fed exclusively, at least.
If you still have concerns, buy a bottle of selcon and put some of that in your batches.

Trust me, your tank will look better, be cleaner, and your fish will look better feeding fresh frozen mixtures of food grade ingredients.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:45 PM   #14
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Do you add the freeze-dried cyclop-eze or frozen? I'm gonna try this.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:50 PM   #15
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I make my own food. I go to the supermarket and buy a little shrimp, clam, squid, and whatever else (be careful of the fatty fish like salmon and tuna, they leave a lot of oil in the water) and grind it up in a food processor, then put it in ziplocks and roll them flat with a rolling pin or can and freeze them. I also add some cyclo-peeze to the mix. Some add nori to it as well. I feed this to my LPS corals and to my fish. There are products at the LFS that are very similar. Most have heard of "Rod's Food". There is also another called "5 Star Reef Bar", which is made by someone I know and trust. Making your own is the cheapest, and If your wife doesn't mind you using the "la machine", you are good to go
Just Cyclopeeze and nori? What about vitamin?
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Fish live healthy lives in the ocean with just a varied diet and no supplemental one-a-day's, so I don't feel the need to add them to my food.
I use a pretty good variety of sea creatures in the mix. I do not use nori in my mix, because I also feed this to my corals and don't feel it's necessary if it's hanging there on my tank glass as well.

I use the frozen bar of cyclo-peeze, but I imagine either will work fine.
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Turns out my lfs gets food from a local nc fisherman full of everything plus nori and selcon. Just bought some and fed the tank.

New skimmer's breaking in, did a 25% pwc two days ago and the filter sock is grabbing all kinds of gunk. I'm in my way back from the brink.
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Took everyone's advice and the tang is looking really good. Good as new. Thanks all!
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