Poll: What Vitamins & Supplements do you use regularly?

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by dbl, Feb 9, 2018.

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  1. Vitamin C

    33 vote(s)
    6.6%
  2. Multi Vitamin Product

    64 vote(s)
    12.7%
  3. Garlic

    43 vote(s)
    8.5%
  4. Aminos

    166 vote(s)
    33.0%
  5. Other

    48 vote(s)
    9.5%
  6. I do not add any vitamins or suppliments

    239 vote(s)
    47.5%
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  1. dbl

    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019

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    There are many products available on the market offering supplemental nutrition to our fishes and other inhabitants. I'm curious how popular they are with R2R members that are using them on a regular basis (not just when you have or see an issue or as part of a disease treatment).

    Please discuss your theories/methods/products below.
     
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  2. XNavyDiver

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    I occasionally use Selcon. Maybe one or twice a month I'll soak a mysis cube and plop it on into the tank. That's about it really.
     
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    I'm not using anything at the moment. I did order some selcon yesterday to try out. Also thinking about using garlic, mostly for fish in qt
     
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  4. CindyKz

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    No real theory or method. I bought a bottle of Seachem Vitality on impulse to see if I'd notice any difference in my fishes' color. No difference at all. When the bottle is gone I won't buy more unless I see some negative change when I stop using it - which I doubt. When we've been away on vacation my daughter doesn't add it and there's no visible changes.
     
  5. 4FordFamily

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    Selcon is my staple but also zoecon (best for HLLE healing), and vita chem as well. Sometimes actual cod liver oil.
     
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    In the morning I'll add a couple of drops of Selcon to the cubes that are thawing out in the fridge for the evening feeding.
     
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    I said none, unless vodka counts. :p
     
  8. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019 North Alabama Reef Club

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    When I first saw this, I thought I was going to need to report this as spam! :p
     
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  9. Sully32

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    Selcon semi-regularly.
     
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    I think that if one is feeding your fish a quality, balanced diet vitamins are unnecessary. Having said that, I do occasionally soak frozen in some zoecon just on the off chance that it actually is helpful.
     
  11. Jose Mayo

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    For most aquarium animals, since fed with a varied diet, additional vitamins are very little needed ... however, for animals that extract their feed directly from the water column, by absorption, as the zoanthus, in some experiments of supplementary dosing of Vit C, it seems that there was good multiplication and growth response of the polyps, so, as in almost everything, each case is a case.

    Regards
     
  12. ajhudson15

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    I dose acropower for aminos and use selcon a couple times a month.
     
  13. A Toadstool Leather

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    I dont use supplements aside from food. I dont even know if they work or not.
     
  14. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    About the only additive I occasionally use is Selcon
     
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    I occasionally use red sea energy in my tank along with oyster feast.
     
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    For my fish I add vitamins and lipids;
    - Aquaforest FishV
    - Selcon
    - SELCO Boost

    The corals also get something out of the lipids.
     
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  17. NowGlazeIT

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    Selcon also. I’ll thaw a couple cubes and soak in a small pill container. Keep in the fridge and feed for 2 -3 days
     
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    That's exactly what I do.

    I also throw in some BRS Reef Chili, the corals like it and for some reason my fat sunburst anthias loves chasing around the delicious little crumbs.
     
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    Just Fish oil added to my DIY foods.
     
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    Ill try that! I have some reef chili but my lps have never took to it. Now I have a mandarin that eats small particle food. Would be cool if he ate reef chili
     
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