DIY food for gorgonians and featherdusters

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  1. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    I just made a paste/thick liquid of cyclop, aquapharm seaplankton with roti and added some formula 2 pellets and some tank water...

    will that be good enough for my mixed reef with a big white gorg. and a few featherdusters?

    ill feed once every alternate day...
     
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  3. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Assuming the Gorgonian is Photosynthetic (as are most), You will need to feed multiple times a day, but the food sounds good, I just use coral frenzy for my gorgonia.
     
  4. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    multiple times a day? mine is not photosynthetic.......

    here is the pic:

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  5. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    I do believe Va Reef meant "Non-Photosynthetic", which means it cannot make it's own food from sunlight. As already stated by Corailline and Vinnyboombatz in your other thread, it will require a nearly continuous supply of food.
     
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  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Exactly!

    So you will be contributing to a decline in water quality by attempting to keep it all the while contributing to a more significant algae problem than currently present.

    It's beautiful, I really like the white. Doing the research after the acquisition often leads to a realization that you can not care for a tank inhabitant properly, while at the same time maintaining a healthy systems for all other inhabitants, it's kind of screwy that way. First hand experience here.
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    +2 Research BEFORE you purchase. Not after......:(
     
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  9. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    i jus fed it the mix, it was fun to watch all the polyps catching tiny cyclop..... ;)

    hope it survives, next time ill target feed them....
    also bought brine eggs, will try that too.....
    i think ill make an NPS tank in future with ATS filteration... heavy feeding