PE Mysis heads up

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  1. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    Just wanted to give people thinking about using PE Mysis. I have never rinsed my frozen food before feeding. However, after my skimmer still giving me fits after 3 hours, I will never go without rinsing their mysis.

    P.S. The mysis shrimp are huge.
     
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  3. PetMother

    PetMother Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Ya I finally bought mysis shrimp and they are HUGE for my clowns. So I placed some in they barely could get a hold of it since they are little still. Gman had no issue since he drags snails bigger than the shrimp into his burrow. I do, however, cut it up while frozen to make it easier for the clowns to eat it and they do. :)
     
  4. Shackman23

    Shackman23 Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Ive got the PE mysis as well, and my fish LOVE it but i never did rinse it, i shall start! and luckily my fish dont mind the big pieces, they will just bite them in half and then chase the other half in the current its pretty entertaining
     
  5. Atticus818

    Atticus818 Eyelash Blennie

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    I am a huge fan of their mysis also, but it has to be rinsed. It has so much Phosphate in it, it is staggering. Just feeding this un-rinsed has caused a 1 point jump in PO4, in just a few days time in the past for me.
     
  6. xmetalfan99

    xmetalfan99 Giant Squid

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    I will be doing a 15G WC on my 75 tomorrow just to try to prevent that. I fed all of my coral, so I used 6 cubes. I never had to rinse Sally's Mysis before. When it was thawed, I noticed how discolored the water was, but thought nothing of it.
     
  7. tattooedsoul87

    tattooedsoul87 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    i rinse mine a few times befor i feed PE and my skimmer shuts down for a few hours still.
     
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  9. Atticus818

    Atticus818 Eyelash Blennie

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    Yeah, it can be really bad. When I was feeding it daily and not testing PO4 (I know I know) I had the PO4 hit 5.8... yes 5.8... lol everything basically died.. it was a horrible experience, BUT I learned you have to rinse everything..
     
  10. loneracer05

    loneracer05 Clown Trigger

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    hmm i dont rinse my skimmer goes haywire for an houur then everything is back to normal...but i could see the issue
     
  11. FaceOfDeceit

    FaceOfDeceit Hockey Beard

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    I've never rinsed any frozen food...how should I do this? Do I want to filter out all of the liquid that would normally melt?
     
  12. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Exactly