Zooplex Feeding???

Discussion in 'Coral' started by cerpin_taxt, May 4, 2006.

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  1. cerpin_taxt

    cerpin_taxt Bristle Worm

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    i was searching through 3reef and saw a lot of people were using zooplex to feed corals. so i got some out of shear curioustiy. just wondering. should shut down my skimmer for about an hour or so after the initial feeding?
     
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  3. powdertang05

    powdertang05 Fire Worm

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    when i used that and when i use my phyto plank i dont turn it off just put it into a high flow area but i have done it with turning it off my fish seem to not care but i saw no difference
     
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    cerpin_taxt Bristle Worm

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    powdertang05 Fire Worm

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    i would recommend cyclops or phyto plank i had no luck with the zooplex but the frozen cyclops worked the best for the SPS and LPS
     
  6. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Zooplex is a much smaller partical size. so it is possible you wouldn't see huge short term benefits. Basically zooplex is the food for the coral's food. Plus a lot of filter feeders like coco worm and feather dusters.

    Phyto and zoo are very different phyto is plant based cells while zoo is animal based cells. So eat feeds a different organism.
     
  7. rickzter

    rickzter Torch Coral

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    The best way to get corals to eat is to direct feed microscopic food like powdertang mentioned, cyclops and/or small frozen plankton.
     
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  9. coral reefer

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    Not all corals eat zooplankton, some eat phytoplankton so mix it up. I like to use Cyclops and Rotifers as well, plus oyster eggs are a big hit as well! I turn my skimmer off for a few hours after feeding.