Preparing Frozen Foods for My Fish and Corals

I have had remarkable success feeding my corals Reef Nutrition products for over a year now, along with my homemade frozen recipe, Piscine PE Mysis shrimp, and Brightwell’s Vitamin products.

When I started using Reef Nutrition’s Oyster Feast I was shown how to feed and after seeing how the corals reacted up at Wide World of Coral really got me thinking. After meeting Chad at Reef-A-Palooza Orlando last year 2016. Chad took the time to explain the benefits of combining a couple of other Reef Nutrition product to make my overall feeding complete. I have noticed the difference in a big way and when I do not feed all the products my corals are not happy. My nutrient levels stay very steady. When I need to kick up my level, I feed more of a natural product instead of chemical, which I like. Be sure to come out and say Hello to Chad again at this year’s Orlando Reef-A-Palooza May 6th and 7th.

I have been involved in a few discussions about how much and how to handle feeding frozen food to the tank, and how I prepare my weekly food for feeding.

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In a 250ml beaker I slack out my frozen food covered in the refrigerator. "Slacking" is the process of moderating the temperature of a food such as allowing a food to gradually increase from a temperature. Slacking your food keeps the food fresher without decomposition of the food more so than quick thawing or heating methods. By also slacking the product correctly one can have a week’s worth of food on the ready for easy daily feedings. The slacking process I use follows the FDA slacking procedures.

My Mix

  • 2 ounces of frozen Piscine PE Mysis shrimp

  • 2 ounces of my frozen blend recipe blend

  • 2 table spoons of Reef Nutrition’s Oyster-Feast

  • 2 table spoons of Reef Nutrition’s Roti-Feast

  • 2 table spoons of Reef Nutrition’s R.O.E

  • 1 teaspoon of Brightwell’s Vitamarin C

  • 1 teaspoon of Brightwell’s Vitamarin m

  • 2 drops of AquaForest garlic oil

When I need to medicate I use the same blend along with what meds I need and Seachem Focus to bind the meds to the food so that the fish ingest the medication.


After the food has slacked properly I will mix the food with a magnetic stirrer to make sure that everything is mixed properly without degrading the products.


The above mix is used mainly for broadcast feeding and some spot feeding.

I am lucky enough to have Wide World Corals very close to me. When I need a product, I can pop in and grab what I need. What is great about Wide World Carols is, if the particular product is not on hand, Wide World Corals will order what I need in their next order if requested.

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Below is a video showing my preparation, along with how I feed my system. Enjoy.

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Having a healthy and simple reef is what it is all about.

I have enjoyed fish and even more saltwater fish pretty much all of my life.

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