Maintaing coral health

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by Larry.C.K.Wee, Dec 10, 2008.

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  1. Larry.C.K.Wee

    Larry.C.K.Wee Plankton

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    Hi,

    i am not sure what to feed my corals (soft & LPS), anyone can help?

    Any home made recipe?

    10s.
     
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  3. unclejed

    unclejed Whip-Lash Squid

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    Hello Larry, yes some do make their own i.e. mashing up silver sides, clam, shrimp etc. I use DTs Phytoplankton (liquid), Coral Frenzy (freeze dried) and Reef nutrition Arcti pods (also liquid).
     
  4. Larry.C.K.Wee

    Larry.C.K.Wee Plankton

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    Thanks for ur reply. But my local stores dont sell these products, they are only selling additives. :-[

    Now, i m trying to make my own. Do u hav any good recipe? :p

    Soft corals require to feed by photoplankton?

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  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    What corals are you trying to feed exactly Larry?
     
  6. Larry.C.K.Wee

    Larry.C.K.Wee Plankton

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    Toadstool, Toadstool with white poly (poly seldom open), green bubble (unhealthy: loss of colour, not really expanding, loss of bubbble shape; because i hardly fed it with raw shrimp), finger leather, hammer, frogspawn (extracting), some mushrooms and polys.
     
  7. bc219

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    You really shouldn't have to direct feed any of those, with the right lighting they will be able to make zooanthelle to feed themselves, or catch things floating by if need be.

    I do feed my bubble coral and frogspawn rarely with some brine shrimp, but many don't feed them at all.

    How old is your tank?
     
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  9. Larry.C.K.Wee

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    My tank is about 3 to 4 years.

    i am use PC lights. i not sure wether the light is enough o not.

    After 1 to 2 years, my LPS is began extracting. My lights are about 1 year old. They look unhealty.

    Do i need to feed my green daisy as well?
     
  10. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Time to replace those PC bulbs. (Recommended every 6 months)
    How many watts on your aquarium? And how many gallons is your tank?
     
  11. bc219

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    I am sure no coral expert as I am less than a year into this hobby. You should be more specific about the lights you have, like, what kind of PC's? Also it is probably time for new bulbs, but like I said I am no expert. You say your LPS are extracting... what do you mean by that, extracting zooanthelle?
     
  12. infamous

    infamous Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    This is what i would do Larry
    Post some pics and more details(regular maintenance procedures) of your tank so that we can give you a more accurate advice.

    I would use some Iodine, Strontium, Reef Trace and Reef Plus in small quantities. You should see an immediate difference.

    The reef plus goes in the fridge after the first use.

    Lighting is a pretty big deal when it comes to corals. T5 minimum.

    Don't worry so much about feeding the corals. Your water chemistry and lighting is what you have to get right and corals will naturally thrive.

    Give us some more details, like where you get your water from, your salinity, alkalinity, pH, Tank size, type of fish, filters, skimmers, etc etc etc