Reef Roids Direct feeding Zoas

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I direct feed my zoas reef roids, it was my
First time feeding corals via pipete. I used what the instructions said and mixed with tank water. They closed for about an hour, after they re opened they were way more colorful. I even noticed a few babies showing colors I did not notice before. I was skeptical, now I’m sold. 10/10 Reef Roids! The zoas pooped and my fish ate it lol was very interesting
 
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What the other guy said

reef roids maybe once a week

my zoas catch food from feeding the fish.
I dose phyto
I dose iodide

and randomly put a very small amount of reef roids less than the directions tell me to like a quarter of it.
 

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If you dosed per instructions i would cut back to 1/4 dose until you know how your phosphates will fluctuate. The full recommended dose is pretty strong imo.
 

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I don’t even dose solid foods I will target my mushrooms.... for my zoas I found it was just a waste target feeding just dirtied up my tank... I dose amino acids, sometimes I’ll do iodine, koral color (trying it out), and I dose all for reef as my supplement... my nutrients are
Phos: .2-.3
Nitrate: 15-20
Calcium and mag at whatever tropic Marin pro mixes at
alk: 8-8.3
 
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I started dosing iodine a few weeks ago also. I also dose phyto. I will definitely be keeping an eye on my phosphates and nitrates thanks for the advice!
 

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I spot feed all of my zoa's,its a pain and takes for forever but to me its less wasted food other than broadcast feeding the whole tank.

Since I only have 1 hermit and an urchin,the zoa's actually have time to digest the food without being bothered.

For me it just makes more sense because all I have is Zoa's and Acan's.
 

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Interesting. I broadcast Reef Chili 3x a week and my stuff all does really well. I'll have to try target feeding and see what happens.
 

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like the others said above, based on your tank size you should start with small feedings and monitor nutrients.

If after a couple weeks your system can handle the nutrients and you have good export methods, you can increase feeding.

Its always such a good sight to see corals feed, the reactions are worth it.
 

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I have a 4g cube,and feed SeaChem Fuel a day before my water change and a small scoop of BRS freeze dried rotifers and copepods and feed every frag and depending on how much is left I will dump the rest in the tank.

I have no algae,nor phosphates or nitrates lol Idk how I have managed it. Maybe my biodiversity is just that robust with all the pods,and small amounts of stuff I have added to my tank.
 
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