Ghost feeding

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  1. Flyguysc

    Flyguysc Astrea Snail

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    Once a day, every other day ? Cheap food ? what's the best routine for this procedure ? :confused:
     
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  3. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    are you talking about gut loading ghost shrimps? or general feeding habits?
     
  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I think maybe the question is for cycling? I think I've usually read where the recommendation is every day to help kick start ammonia. If the question refers to cycling, you may be better to put in a table shrimp and let it sit and the decomposition will start your cycle.
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    How big is the tank flyguy? For a large tank one small (not tiny) size pinch at each end of the tank every other day. For a nano30 gallons or under one smaller pinch every other day.

    What are your values now?
     
  6. Flyguysc

    Flyguysc Astrea Snail

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    I took the dead stinky shrimp out 2/26/14. My parameter readings as of 2/27/17 are PH 8.1 ,NHO3/4- 2.0ppm ,NO2-0.25, NO3- o ppm. To maintain the cycling so it want stall I was advised to Ghost feed a couple of my favorite make believe fish. The tank is 90 gals.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    You can go the pure ammonia route as well. Personally I prefer to feed my phantom fish.
     
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  9. kstafford003

    kstafford003 Feather Star

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    They also never jump or nip at your corals ;)
     
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  10. Flyguysc

    Flyguysc Astrea Snail

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    It is amazing how I can set here and stare at a fishless tank and dream of what's to come. Six more weeks. In for the long haul. yea baby bring it on. Cycling is tuff.;D
     
  11. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    may I ask what are your favorite make believe fish that you are feeding? :) You will be so happy that you are taking this slow and steady and not rushing though - you'll have good results when it comes to adding in the livestock!
     
  12. Flyguysc

    Flyguysc Astrea Snail

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    Doggy fish ;D Have two ghost dogs Pandora & Abigale which seemed appropriate for the occasion. I do like the Coral Beauty Angel fish. I think one of those will be a good first fish.