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Old 10-21-2006, 09:18 AM   #1
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Soaking food in Garlic

Soaking my food in garlic extract is extremely smelly. I would like to soak my food for around a half hour or so but the room stinks so bad that I can not take it.
Can anyone suggest a way to soak my food for at least a half hour, that will reduce the smell?
At the present time I put a few drops in the plastic cup of Mysid Shrimp and then put it into the tank or put the appropriate drops directly into the tank then put the food in. The total time of the garlic being exposed to air is seconds and it still stinks.

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Maybe you can put it in the bathroom and turn the fan on and it can draw it out for that half an hour. As long as I`ve been here I`ve never heard anyone complain about garlic. I love the smell of garlic but that is me.
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Old 10-21-2006, 04:52 PM   #3
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Soak it outside?
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I only use two drops for my 55G. Mine stinks, but not that bad. Sit it by a window or any of the other suggestions sound great.
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put it in a container with a lid
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Thank you all for your advice, I went to the hardware store today and purchased a Mason Jar for a US dollar. It is working well, it is air tight and it is containing the smell. Hope this helps.
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Ive never heard this before! Can you guys explain this process to me, what it is and why you do it.
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I like to soak my frozen food in garlic extreme (for stronger immune systems and to get finicky eaters to eat), Zoe and Selcon (for added vitamins).
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Yes me to Rok. But, I don't soak it for that long, do you?
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I soak for about 30 minutes, no water, just the additives. I get home from work, start soaking, feed the dog, do some other stuff and then feed the tank, so sometimes it's less or more.
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