Reef nutrition

Coral reefer’s 360 gal system. 225 display and frag tanks

Coral reefer

BOD
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ASD flamethrower
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What I think might be pink lemonade, and BC Nero’s table. Starting to get some growth!
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New plate from ASD
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assorted lps
 
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Coral reefer

BOD
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So how would you go about target feeding a bunch of chalice and other lps corals once a week? I’ve been using mysis shrimp. Recently I added in some polyp booster into the cup while defrosting. I pour off the extra “juice” with the polyp booster into the frag tanks to entice a feeding response a few minutes before feeding. I used to use oyster feast for this purpose but haven’t had any for awhile.
Open to other people’s thoughts and opinions. Once a week is just a convenient schedule for me, not real logic to that frequency. I try to get 1-2 mysis into each head/mouth for the most part.
 

Meshmez

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So how would you go about target feeding a bunch of chalice and other lps corals once a week? I’ve been using mysis shrimp. Recently I added in some polyp booster into the cup while defrosting. I pour off the extra “juice” with the polyp booster into the frag tanks to entice a feeding response a few minutes before feeding. I used to use oyster feast for this purpose but haven’t had any for awhile.
Open to other people’s thoughts and opinions. Once a week is just a convenient schedule for me, not real logic to that frequency. I try to get 1-2 mysis into each head/mouth for the most part.
Reef roids in a syringe. Mix it thick so is on the verge of a paste.
 

sfsuphysics

BOD
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Can you turn a valve or unplug a pump and isolate the tank from the system? If so just do a broadcast feed for 30 or so minutes letting whatever pumps you have in there push the stuff around. Then plug it back in and let your skimmer/rest of system deal with everything.
 

RandyC

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Reef roids in a syringe. Mix it thick so is on the verge of a paste.

After watching that video, it reminds me what PITA spot feeding is.

I mix oyster feast, reef chili, roe, calanus, freeze dried mysis, nori and reef frenzy in a squirt bottle that lasts 3-4 days. Feed twice a day. Survival of the fittest after that. Dem coral got tentacles!
 

max_nano

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I don’t think I’ll use reef roids with my tank anymore so I can give you a good amount to try out if you want, I bought bulk. It raises my PO4 too much
 

Meshmez

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Reef roids (along with a lot of foods really) i think are misunderstood. In my experience, lps especially, seem to respond great to it. But you wouldn't want to do it every day. I think broadcasting it is also problematic, especially if done frequently. I would imagine it's easier for the corals to convert reef roids (and other small particle foods) to energy than mysis as well.
 
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