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Old 02-10-2013, 09:15 PM   #11
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I'm going to have to side with Mr. X on this one. I was feeding 3 times a day (relatively small amounts) and couldn't get my nitrates down. I started feeding every other day (didn't have the heart to switch to twice a week right off) about a month ago and my nitrates dropped but aren't where I want them to be. Fish look just as colorful and healthy. I am now pulling back to every 3 days with confidence and hope to keep seeing those nitrates go down.

We can't imitate the ocean perfectly. Just not gonna happen for obvious so I consider this just a way to keep fish healthy. Probably not a way to imitate a naturally habitat. Only one way to do that.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:42 PM   #12
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When switching to an every other day or every third day feeding schedule, is it okay to keep giving a small square of seaweed on a clip daily? Or should that go to every third day as well?
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #13
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I was wondering about that too because I have a flame angel and I have been using a seaweed clip every other day with no problems. He grazes on the rock on the off days so no problem so far.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:44 PM   #14
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Mr X, do you recommend feeding an amount only as large as their eye twice a week?
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:47 PM   #15
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I have a Kole tang and a fox face that live and NEED the seaweed to help keep them healthy is the reason I ask.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:01 PM   #16
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I have been feeding a red sea sailfin tang, a foxface, a powder blue tang, and an algae blennie twice a week for over 2 years and they look fat and healthy. Nothing between that time. The important thing here is to make sure you are removing the nutrients you are adding. If you have a powerful skimmer and do regular water changes you are safe feeding them more, but if not, it's worse to overfeed than underfeed.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:58 AM   #17
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yeah i feed twice a day but i do 30% water changes twice a week i have no skimmer though
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sorry op didnt mean to steer ya wrong and thanks mr x for the tips
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I feed my tank twice a day. I feed a fresh home made frozen seafood mix in the morning and NLS Pellets in the evening. My skimmer is very effective at removing waste and debris from the water column. My water is crystal clear, my fish fat, and I don't have an algae problem. I change 10% of the water once a month and I don't have a crowded tank.
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