What fish food is best for the overall health of your corals? Is dry bad? Is frozen bad?

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What type of fish food causes more algae problems?

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BigRedReefer MT

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I like to use thawed brine for lps and zoas/palythoa, sps I use the cloudy water left from thawing cubes of brine,mysis, and angel/butterfly with mussel and sponge
 

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so I feed 3 cubes of frozen, blood worms, brine shrimps and mysis 1 of each, thawed out in about 1 cup of tank water every other night. on the other night I feed approximately 1 1/2 TBS of R.O.E. eggs also in a cup of tank water. these are neither dry nor frozen. I feed most of this over a 4 hour period using a turkey baster. (if you use a turkey baster to feed, you will never need a fish trap to catch a problematic fish).
the rest is left in the container until the next morning when I feed it to my dendro and my sun colony.
the wife feed the fish pellets on occasion.
I'm usually good for two weird bacterial and two algae outbreaks a year.
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What’s LRS?
 

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LRS is the name of a frozen food. The company is owned by a guy named Larry.
It is the stuff I normally use and it's very good food.
 

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I feed heavily a variety of food; dry, pellet, frozen and liquid and I do not have algae issues.

It's a matter of up-taking or exporting all excess nutrients not utilized by coral or macro algae. It's about balance. If there are excess nutrients then nuisance algae will begin to grow and can quickly get a foothold in a tank.
 

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LRS - I am kinda surprised they don't market it more as coral food too since they generally have a pretty good marketing program but add it to your tank and watch your LPS turn nearly inside out. If you crush it up there are tons of tiny particles that nearly any sized coral polyp can and will consume.

Once a week I mix about 1-2 cups of water with a big chunk of LRS along with various coral foods and target feed everything in my tank.


Look at the little discosoma mushrooms reaction on the left.
What is LRS ?
 
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