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Old 04-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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Cleaning up left over food?

How do you go about cleaning out the leftover food?
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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The best thing would be to siphon it up with a hose. You really want to make sure you under feed than overfeed. Overfeeding can cause excessive nutrients which will cause lots of nuisance algea and tank crashes. I would only feed enough that your fish will consume in two minutes. That`s what I do and I feed every other day.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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They don't seem to be eating what I feed. They spit it out
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What are you feeding and what type Livestock?
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:58 PM   #5
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I have two ocellaris clowns just got them yesterday. Feeding flake food. One is a reef mix the other was a formula 2 or something would have to check exact names when I get home
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How is your water circulation? Do you have 2 powerheads? The flow of the water should keep any leftover food from settling on the sandbed and keep it suspended so that the filtration can filter it out.
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I only have one power head. Wish I lived close enough to see how you set your tank up and watch how your fish act to know what to expect. These are the 1st two fish I have ever had, not sure what is normal or abnormal
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How big is the tank by the way? If it's small enough a single power head might be fine, but I tend to have better luck with 2 in a tank usually.
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It is a 75 gallon. I have a second one but somehow water was traveling up the cord and down onto the cabinet bottom on my stand so I unhooked it
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i would for sure try to add that powerhead then, a 75 is gonna need more flow than the one can provide.

What brand and type of powehead did you have that was dripping water down the cord? If you place the PH further down on the tank wall is shouldnt be able to go UP the cord and then down. lol
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