Topic of the Week - Coral Foods

Discussion in 'Connecticut Area Reef Society' started by sassAwrasse, Dec 8, 2014.

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What is your coral food of choice?

Poll closed Dec 15, 2014.
  1. acropower

    6 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. coral frenzy

    11 vote(s)
    40.7%
  3. my own special blend

    11 vote(s)
    40.7%
  4. red sea reef energy

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  5. none...fish poop is enough for me

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
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  1. sassAwrasse

    sassAwrasse Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Hey Ya'll! It's time for another Topic of the Week.

    What does everyone feed to their corals?
    SPS Specific?
    LPS Specific?

    Do you spot feed and/or broadcast?

    Do you believe feeding is unnecessary...that fish poop is enough?

    Let's hear it folks.

    Pics of polyp extension at feeding time are welcome!! :)
     
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  2. sassAwrasse

    sassAwrasse Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    This poll is multiple choice. Please share what your options are.
     
  3. saltyphish

    saltyphish Certified Sand Groomer R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad

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    I use reef chili. It's not on the list.
     
  4. sassAwrasse

    sassAwrasse Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    We use Red Sea Reef Energy A & B. We've been using it for a few months and seem to be having good results.

    We also use Coral Frenzy and we spot feed certain things with various fresh/frozen foods that we are also feeding to the fish.

    We plan to try Acropower once we get more SPS in the tank.
     
  5. Tek

    Tek Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes broadcast the SPS with coral frenzy at night but IME feeding the fish more and letting them broadcast poo works best. The fish are fat and happy so are the corals.
     
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    Blitzie Well-Known Member CTARS Member

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    I use Pohls Coral Vitalizer and Pohls Xtra

    Both are KZ Products
     
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    Tek Well-Known Member

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    This thread is confusing since it has food listed and aminos as well.
     
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    Finely chopped table shrimp and the occasional bit of finely chopped mahi for my acans, duncans, and frogspawn. Fish poop for sps, zoas, and softies. I do have some stomatella snails and emerald crabs that breed quite prolifically and thus feed the tank with some regularity.
     
  9. mike007

    mike007 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award

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    I have found that most all these coral foods will cause excess buildup of nutrients If not given In small quantities.Personally I do not add any corals foods and my corals are doing great.
     
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    I dose Acropower and Brightwell Coral Amino ever couple of days. One cap full each. I also mix in Reef Snow and Reef Chili into my slurry of fish/coral food. I will feed a moderate amount of fish/coral food slurry in the morning and in the afternoon. I will target feed my corals once a week.
     
  11. Tek

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    I have noticed this as well. My nitrates will spike up to 7-10ppm when fed coral frenzy/ reef chili but once I stop it gradually goes down and hovers at 2.5ppm. Coral growth and coloration has not changed with the extra night time feedings. Adding fish and feeding them well maintained a better balance.
     
  12. sassAwrasse

    sassAwrasse Well-Known Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Our fish tend to steal alot from the corals as well, so they are nice and fat. Greedy little piggies! :flypig:
     
  13. phillrodrigo

    phillrodrigo Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad CTARS Member

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    I don't do much of feeding corals. I do feed some of my lps but very rarely. Usually use whatever I'm feeding weather it's mysis or fish frenzy
     
  14. Fish>Work

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    I feed mine sandwiches
     

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