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Old 07-27-2013, 10:23 AM   #21
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OK, I had some Screwcumbers laying around that I used to weigh down the Repashy. I dropped in 2 pieces at different spots and that seemed to work. The fish really like the food, but I put them too close because my alpha zebra is chasing some of the fish off, or at least trying to. The food brought a pleco out to eat, as well as my 2 S.Petricolas who I haven't seen in weeks. I'm going to say that the food is going over quite well on day two, and that I still need to refine my delivery method for my tank. If you have strong currents on your tank, get a screwcumber off of Ebay and that will help keep it in one place for a while. I'm even watching my Malawi Eye Biters come down to check the food out.
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:43 PM   #22
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for everyone who tried out this food, does the food need to be consumed pretty quickly? from what i read, if not eaten the blocks will melt float everywhere in your tank. anyone did an experiment on how long it takes for a block to melt away or know from experience?
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:47 PM   #23
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for everyone who tried out this food, does the food need to be consumed pretty quickly? from what i read, if not eaten the blocks will melt float everywhere in your tank. anyone did an experiment on how long it takes for a block to melt away or know from experience?
I have some uneaten food in the tank right now. It's slowly dissolving, but it's not making much of a mess. It's been in there about 5 hours so far, I think the estimate is 10 before it completely dissolves. I'll post what happens later on tonight. From what I can see now, it doesn't seem to foul the water any more than any other overfeeding.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:46 AM   #24
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I have some uneaten food in the tank right now. It's slowly dissolving, but it's not making much of a mess. It's been in there about 5 hours so far, I think the estimate is 10 before it completely dissolves. I'll post what happens later on tonight. From what I can see now, it doesn't seem to foul the water any more than any other overfeeding.
I agree. Imo, rate of dissolving depends on a few other factors too.

-Ratio of the mix. If you add slightly less powder than the recommend mix, it will dissolve quicker. I used less powder for my fry, who were in a plastic trap. If you plan on hanging it in the tank, I would recommend using slightly more powder than the 1:3 ratio. When I say 'slighty', I mean about a teaspoon +/-
-Temp in the tank.
- Current/flow in the tank.

I have not conducted 'scientific' experiments on these factors but I have noticed it when I mix it a few different ways....
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No video, but I am trying some new delivery methods. Here are some pics. Day 3 and they respond to it much better. I fed them a nori strip this morning so they haven't had any pellets or flake in a couple of days. Once of my plecos is all about the Repashy though, and has already parked himself on it to "graze". nom nom nom nom
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