SPS foods

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  1. reefman_MC

    reefman_MC Aiptasia Anemone

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    I'm going to start switching over to SPS. I was told SPS won't eat phyto plankton. Give me some good live food ideas. If it's something I need to culture can you tell me how? Thought about rotifers, but don't know how to culture them. What are golden pearls?
     
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  3. gamma

    gamma Spaghetti Worm

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    I currently use cyclop-eeze, but I've heard that DT's phytoplankton also works very well.  I'm picking up some this wk, so I'll let you know.

    I've heard that rotifers work well too. Anyone have any exp w/ rotifers?
     
  4. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Any meaty foods that are small enough. Cyclop-eeze and Rotifers work great. There is also golden pearls and even baby bryne shrimp. I think Rotifers are the best

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  5. reefman_MC

    reefman_MC Aiptasia Anemone

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    What are golden pearls? How do I culture rotifers? Gamma, I use DT's now, but I heard that SPS wouldn't eat phytoplankton.
     
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    reefman_MC Aiptasia Anemone

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    Thanks Jason, but the link won't work. It just sits there loading.
     
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    reefman_MC Aiptasia Anemone

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    It finally worked. I wonder if I can get away with cyclop-eeze and Kent Zoo-plex. Although I hate using dead kent stuff.
     
  11. shawnz28

    shawnz28 3reef Sponsor

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    I feed my tank a variety of things. I feed DT's (2 or three times a week) and Liquid Life Bioplankton (once or twice a week). These are both phytoplantons which don't directly feed my sps but do feed my dendros, sponges and other various tiny life which will then reproduce and work it's way up the food chain. I also feed Liquid Life Coral Plankton 2 or 3 times a week which is basically rotifers. Then for the "next size up" I feed cyclopeeze 2 or three times a week. I like to feed heavy in comparision to some as you see but I believe as long as you maintain and watch water quality it is the best way, but is just my opnion
     
  12. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    Don't both the Dt's and Liquid Life Bioplankton have the same strains of phtyo in the recipes with the only real difference being cryo > live and cell counts?  Just wonderring why your using them both.  I've tried about every phyto product on the market, I lean to the cryo-preserved now.  I haven't seen any difference between the live and the preserved, so I go witht he ease of the cryo-preserved (plus Reed Mariculture is on my commute route o work :)   )

    Golden Pearls can be found via www.brineshrimpdirect.com
    Great Rotifer/phyto producer www.instantalgae.com
    Liquid Life can be found via www.liquidlifeusa.com
    DT's can be found via www.dtplankton.com
    Cyclop-Eeze can be found via www.cyclop-eeze.com
    other live feeds can be found via www.aquaticeco.com