Selcon?.....?

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I've been SW reefing for just over 5 years, and before that I had a SW tank that was sustained by NSW,
    and I had captured all the fish myself, including but not limited to a beautiful French Angel, etc.

    But now that I have a hobbiest SW Reef tank, I've always heard of this 'Selcon' stuff.

    Phrases like 'I feed ......soaked in Selcon.......'

    So today, I looked it up. Really?

    Many of the prepared foods/pellets have some of these ingredients.

    My fish seem very healthy and happy in their little 'reef' environment,
    So I asked my fish if they needed it.
    They said: 'Todd, we don't need no stink'n Selcon, we're just fine'

    Now obviously I couldn't understand what they were saying- I don't speak whale;

    But I have always felt that this was another 'gimmick'. While I doubt it does any harm (cost?),
    is there a method to see positive results with using it? A 'double blind' study maybe?

    I'm such a 'shoestring budget' reefer- this is one of the many items I have and will never try in my system.
    Added to a list of things like GFO, bio pellets, etc.

    I can be such an objective jerk sometimes.

    Everyone has to believe in something................................

    I believe I'll go have another beer
     
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  3. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I've used it but never noticed a difference so I stopped. With the quality of the frozen foods I use I don't think it's necessary. Now soaking pellets in selcon I believe is beneficial since it's adding plenty of good stuff to a plain pellet food. How's that beer?
     
  4. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    The beer is good, thanks for asking
     
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  5. rayjay

    rayjay Gigas Clam

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    Selco and Selcon being emulsions aren't high on my priority list. Product lifeline is abysmal.
    I much prefer using Algamac 3050 which is even higher in DHA and can be stored in the freezer as it's a powder.
    It's great if you are keeping seahorses and especially, raising the fry.