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Old 12-25-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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What to do with 3 pounds of flake food

My girlfriend's dad saw how many fish tanks we had and ordered us a pail of Aqueon flake food for Christmas. The ingredient list looks more comparable to Omega One rather than the Aqueon flakes I have seen in stores so I have decided to use it. I'm just wondering what I can do to keep it fresh for longer. Should I put it in the Garage for the winter to keep it fresh? Or am I just worrying for no reason? I have noticed that even normal sized fish flake food containers seem to lose their crispness after a certain amount of time.
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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Get some rubber mate plastic bowls or something like that.
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Old 12-25-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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I keep mine frozen, take out a weeks supply at a time, have heard it looses nutritional value over time..
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Since you are in a deep freeze right how, I would keep it in the garage. Three pounds is a lot of flake. Without knowing your feeding routine, maybe incorporating a bit each day into whatever you use. I often crush flake and add to decapped brine shrimp. My nanos and fry love this combo. I have also fed excess flake to my live food cultures.
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Thanks for the advice guys. I've put it out in the garage for now. I'm not even ready to open it.
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When I buy bulk food I put them in zip lock freezer bags and put them in the freezer. They stay fresh and don't get soggy when I take them out for use.
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