Marine Snow vs Reef Roids

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  1. mlott132

    mlott132 Fire Worm

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    I have been doing weekly feedings of marine snow for my corals. After reading some of the results with Reef Roids I am thinking of giving it a try. My question is do I feed both weekly or just switch to Roids? If Roids, any tips on mixing/feeding? Instructions are kinda vague.
     
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  3. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    I would think variety would be a good thing. I'd give it a try and rotate the type. Just my .02
     
  4. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Very different products. Alternately feedings or mix together in a bottle with tank water and disperse in high flow area. Variety in nutrition is key in this hobby. I have over 20 types of food I feed my reef and fish.
     
  5. mlott132

    mlott132 Fire Worm

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    Should I do full dose of each or maybe cut both in half?
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    No need. I go off how many corals I have. When I feed zooplankton I don't do recommended dose because I mix other things with it. I have a wide variety of softies, LPS and SPS so I have to feed a variety of foods. Depending on the size of the tank and livestock I would do a cap of snow and 1/4 teaspoon of roids. Little goes a long way.
     
  7. mlott132

    mlott132 Fire Worm

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    Tank size is 75 gallon and I also have a mix of corals. So probably try 1/4 tsp of roofs and 10mL of snow.
     
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  9. Ballgame

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    Is the zooplankton also for you clam(s)? If so how often do you feed.
    Was told smaller than 2 inches can spot feed once in a
    While
     
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    That's good to start with. I always shut down my main pump before I feed but I keep my power heads on. Ball game, zoo and phytoplankton are good to feed the baby clams. I don't spot feed my larger ones though.