Does anybody make their own food?

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  1. geekdafied

    geekdafied 3reef Sponsor

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    Im going to try to make some food for my tank "geeks special blend". I went a little crazy at the seafood store today.

    Anybody use octopus or squid to feed their tank? I read something somewhere about something not eating squid, dont remember anything else about what I read.

    I bought....
    1lb shrimp
    1/4lb Sumiri Lobster
    1/2lb lump crab
    1/4lb Squid
    1/4lb Octopus

    Im going to blend it and throw in some cyclopeeze in the mix. I bought these nifty little trays to freeze it in and them store in freezer bags.
     
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  3. ziggy222

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    i mix mysis shrimp,brine,cyclopease,algae flake,and dt.the rest of the time i use rods food
     
  4. Bogie

    Bogie Snowflake Eel

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    Same here, I just mix my the dry foods. I haven't made my own yet with fresh seafood. I probably would if I had bigger, primarily meat-eating fish such as large wrasses, harlequin tusk, triggerfish, etc... which I would love to do one day.
    By the way, geek, you owe me a new monitor for trying to squash a bug on my screen.

























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  5. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you mean surimi lobster? If so, why would you use such a product? There are wheat starches, soy proteins and non nutritive sweeteners (I think xylitol).
     
  6. geekdafied

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    hahaha! I plan on blending it and freezing it similar to what you would buy in the little cubes. Tangs, clowns and just about any other fish will readily eat meat. Its a better source of protein then mysis shrimp and dried foods. I also plan on using it for Anemones. I may also make it small enough for corals too. Depends on if start running out of room or not.
     
  7. geekdafied

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    Surimi lobster is fish. I got unseasoned, so theres no soy or sweetners in it. It just looks like lobster tails.
     
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  9. ReefSparky

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    Yeah, the alaskan pollack I'm with ya. . it was the rest with which I was concerned. Looks like lobster tails, but tastes like chicken! ;D
     
  10. geekdafied

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    This smells and Im sure tastes like fish, lol!
     
  11. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    I do pretty much same.

    See post: Variety is the spice of life..

    But as long as you are doing...recommend you add in some chopped nori and a dash or two of garlic oil would not hurt...;)

    Great spread on crackers also...::)
     
  12. geekdafied

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    I cant get nori here. Nobody carries it. Went to a Japanese restaurant and they wouldnt sell me just nori. Im probally going to add some Romaine lettuce. My mom has a lot of it in here garden this year.