Reef Roids with a splash of......

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  1. Leadfooted

    Leadfooted Active Member

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    I'm curious to know what some of you mix with your Reef Roids? I don't know why I like to mix something with it but I do and some seem to work better than others. I found out mixing with polylab Polyp booster is taboo but it had a great consistency to feed. I've mixed with live foods from Reef Nutrition, Reef Fuel, Live Algae feeds, all seem to make the corals happy but I still can't get the consistency I liked when mixing with polyp booster. Please share your experiences and mixes with RR :)
     
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    Salty.Reefer Well-Known Member

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    I mix my Reef roids really thick! I add 2 cubes of frozen rotifers and sometimes I also add crushed up LPS pellets. I use a syringe so sometimes the crushed pellets clog it so I don’t do it often.

    Just curious. Why is mixing with polyp booster taboo?
     
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    I visited their booth at RAP in Orlando and had some nice conversations with the guys from the factory. They suggested mixing with water, "other liquid food diets available" and broadcast feeding. He began to explain why the booster's bad and at that time I wished I had taken one less puff before the show. I got the gist and he made it clear, broadcast the polyp booster suggested amounts wait a few seconds, shut off flow, wait another 60 seconds, then feed desired ways.
     
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    Salty.Reefer Well-Known Member

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    Haha been in that same situation before with coral fish 12g lol. Maybe it is an amino or something that triggers the feeding response but isn’t good for the digestion or beneficial for nutrition.
     
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    C-Reefer Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I mix with phytofeast, about half and half. of course I only use 1/4 teaspoon of Roids as its a 20 gallon. Corals LOVE it. Sometimes I'll mix in frozen mysis too. Everybody grows like crazy.
     
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    Travis Stewart Valuable Member Reef Tank 365

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    I feel like gays a lot of Reef roids for that size of tank, especially since it’s so concentrated. Algae never an issue?
     
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    C-Reefer Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Its the reccomended amount. Never an algae issue, tank clean as a whistle. Corals grow like weeds. Helps that I have a good fuge. Tank is 6 months old. I did go through my uglies stage about a month in, but after that went away nothing since.
     
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    Ok. What is the issue with polyp booster and reef roids?
     
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    I tried that just the other day and that's when I started wondering if it was okay? You mix 50/50 TW and Phyto? Usually I add the Phytofeast to the sump and wondered if this stuff was too concentrated for direct feeding mixed with roids?
     
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    C-Reefer Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Never been a problem for me. I started when a friend told me she used that, she's used it the whole time her reefs been setup, over a year now. I started using it and got a way better feeding response then plain Roids.
     
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    I just broadcast a 1/4 teaspoon of Reef Roids in some tank water. I was getting 3-7 polyps a month from my zoanthids. Rastas went from 4 to 120+ in a year. Radioactive dragon eyes went from 7 to 150+.

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    How big of a tank is it?
     
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    Travis Stewart Valuable Member Reef Tank 365

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    How often?
     
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    I feed Mysis every other day, and the Roids mixture about two times a week.
     
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    Once a week I mix 6 large scoops of Reef Roids and Selcon, then add an equal amount of Rods food and feed about half to my Nem, the rest I broadcast feed to the tank, the fish love it, the shrimp love it, and the coral get in on it too.
     
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    Reef roids mixed with reef nutrition oyster feast makes a nice slurry that the corals love.
     
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    C-Reefer Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I'm about to start LRS instead of mysis, and then I'll get the reef blend, mix that, phyto, and roids together. Yum!
     
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    I mix my reef roids thick, with phyto and zeovit coral vitalizer. Made the mistake one night of leaving it on a couple frags for about 2 hours with the flow off. Woke up next morning and they were showing patches of complete skeleton with no flesh
     
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    Never tried Selcon but I’m going to order some for sure, thanks!
     
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