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Old 01-29-2016, 12:22 AM   #1
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Using seaweed on clip or Marine Grazer with starfish

Wondering if anybody else has this issue. So I use different kinds of food but when I use seaweed on a clip I can guarantee that in a few hours my starfish will find it and cover it up. Hog all the food. Same with marine grazer. I don't mind frozen food and pellets but I feel like these are cleaner methods keeping food in one place and better for the fish to eat throughout the day rather than all at once - until my starfish get to it. Kind of funny if you ask me and my fish look very healthy so I don't think it's too bad but that starfish is going to one obese starfish soon lol.

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Old 01-29-2016, 02:19 PM   #2
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I used to have same issue. I would put broccoli sprouts on a clip for my tangs and the stars would find it sooner or later despite me moving it around.
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I don't want to be put on a clip
I used to have the same kind of problem I used to put several clips around the tank to stop it . Than thinking about it since I'm a big macro junkie I added lots of macro's that I planted and like to grow , I no longer have the issues that my herbivores don't have any plant like macros to eat , I have all my macro's mounted on rocks and buried in the sand
they attach to the rocks over time and grow some what fast they do need grooming once in a while but that's part of the husbandry of the tank , keeping several different macro plants around the tank gives the fish some variety , not only does it help keep the nutrients in check they look good and the fish get different snacks to choose from ,
at first when I started out the tank looked horrible after lots of trimming and rearranging things came along after around 6 months , it takes time and patients to get things right ,
this was one of my very first macro tanks after many months of grooming
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Thanks. It's getting really frustrating. The starfish just consumes the marine grazer within a couple hours. Going to just start feeding regular frozen food now.


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