Frozen Foods

Discussion in 'Fish Food' started by Mikeyb, Aug 8, 2015.

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  1. AnotherMike

    AnotherMike Fire Worm

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    How much phosphates could there possibly be in a cube of food that could actually move the needle on any tank of decent size?
     
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  3. NU-2reef

    NU-2reef Montipora Digitata

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    Last time I tested a cube in a plastic cup filled with tank water it was over 1.00 ppm. Multiply that at the end if the week and things can get out of hand in no time. But on the other hand if you have a really efficient system and are able to pull out phosphates before it becomes a problem then maybe you don't have to worry
     
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  6. Swisswiss

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    good article, I should have perhaps specified im personally more worried, and perhaps foolishly so, about the preservatives in ready made/frozen foods than the actual phosphate levels..... :s
     
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    simplistically speaking evolved, would you say it is like vitamine C for humans? what is used for "growth" is tranformed and what is uneeded is released in the form of waste/phosphate? techinically this would mean if you have a tank full of juvenile fish you would have a lower phosphate realse correct?
     
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  9. evolved

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    Probably, but that's also probably thinking too deep about it.

    I have a tank full of wrasses, feed 4x daily (twice frozen, twice pellets), and run high capacity GFO. I can keep PO4 <0.02 on a ULR Hanna Phosphorus checker, and it's been this way for ~5 years now.

    I don't rinse food.

    I do thaw it though, but that's just so it disperses better and everyone can get some before the pigs steal it all. :)
     
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  10. AnotherMike

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    Great article , never saw that one from randy, but I have seen him post that he didn't rinse his food. I have never done it and it never made any sense to me, he articulates it perfectly.
     
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    Rinsing frozen foods can actually strip away good things as well. I use Dr. G's frozen and it specifically says not to rinse the food. I simply thaw at room temperature and feed my tanks. I run gfo and feed my tanks multiple times a day with no issues.
     
  12. Todd_Sails

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    Oh really, not when they advertise that no extra phosphates, etc, are added.
    You think you're actually removing phosphates by thawing it? Maybe, never seen a study on that.
    I don't thaw anything, and only use:

    Limpits Reef Buffet
     
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