Poll: How often do you feed your coral?

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by dbl, Mar 8, 2018.

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  1. Daily

    12 vote(s)
    11.0%
  2. Three times per week

    12 vote(s)
    11.0%
  3. Twice weekly

    19 vote(s)
    17.4%
  4. Weekly

    29 vote(s)
    26.6%
  5. Only when it looks like they're hungry

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  6. I don't fee my corals - they eat what the fish eat and produce

    38 vote(s)
    34.9%
  7. Other - please explain in the thread

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
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  1. dbl

    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    A while ago we did a poll on fish feeding frequency and the overwhelming response was daily at a minimum. So let's look at feeding corals. Do you even feed your corals separately or do they just eat what the fish eat and what the fish produce? If you do, how often are you feeding the corals? Feel free to discuss your routine and what you're feeding.
     
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    Depends what it is really but generally 2 to 3 times a week is normal for me.
     
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    Feel the tank daily using a doser
     
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    every 2-3 days when I see the tentacles out on my acans
     
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    HolisticBear Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    I feed daily, but feeding Reef Energy feels very different than feeding BRS Reef Chili or Reef Roids. I could almost consider Reef Energy dosing while Chili or Roids are food.
     
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    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Twice a day, with I feed frozen.
     
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    I target feed my lobo and Duncan's once every week or two with NLS pellets. The other corals are on their own.
     
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    All other corals (eg. sps, lps & softies) 2 - 3 x per week and 1 x time hand fed Rhyzos.
     
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    I feed a mixture of foods twice a day using a automatic feeder. I feed reef roids, reef frenzy, and 2 types of pellets but I am able to export the nutrients that come from the heavy feeding because of my refugium. I wouldn’t feed this much if I didn’t have a refugium.
     
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