Advise on what to feed Soft corals?

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  1. Xereo

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    Well As the heading says..

    What must i buy to feed my softies?
    Dont have many so dont need massive amounts.
    ZooPlankton?

    Whats the prices of a small bottle?
     
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  3. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

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    what softies do you have?
    most softies dont need additional feeding and do fine with sufficient light and nutrrients in the water.
     
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    Mushroom and zoas...
     
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    i used to use (Nano coral food) by ocean nutrition.awesome stuff and it lasts for a long time.
     
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    Reef snow optional, good lighting mandatory
     
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    Nothing :) Whatever is in the water column
     
  8. Boegie

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    My first choice at the moment for my mix tank is ReefBooster from Prodibio. I am going to stick to this religiously by adding a fail every 2 weeks and check the results.
     
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    mushrooms will most likely grow like weeds even without feeding.
    Ive used the ocean nutrition coral food as well - works well but adding too much causees nutrients to go through the roof.
     
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    I use brightwells phytoplankton my mushrooms, kenyan tree and frog spawn swell up nicely, i also throw in a bit of iodide.
     
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    Whats the Prices of this stuff?
    Any Clue?
     
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    The local LFS sells ReefBooster at R25 a vail, so it costs me R50 a month.
     
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    i paid R85 for my phytoplankton for a small bottle
     
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    Thanks GUys
     
  15. Kunhardt

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    I would go with Red Sea CoralGro for soft corals...results in two weeks I guarantee :p

    Sound like a salesman. I never used to feed my corals in my first tank and I had 1 mushroom for like 6 months, within 2 weeks of feeding CoralGro to my system it started to sprout new shrooms.

    Now a days I use ON Nano Coral food and Cyclop-eeze.
     
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    You sure? Cause its supposed to have a built in Bacteria that breaks it down within X amount of time for the specific reason to stop it causing high nutrients in the tank.
     
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    remember if u going to feed, feed after lights out, about 30min after dark...
    the best food for softies is light, fish poo and some nitrates :)
     
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    I'm recently gone the MB7 route and noticed that my purple shrooms are not too happy... nothing else in my system has changed, so I think the lack of nutrients may be an issue.

    the rest of my shrooms (green, orange and some rics) are all doing fine, so maybe the purple are ust more sensitive? prefer a higher nitrate?

    ive moved the shrooms to more shady areas as they appear to be bleaching.

    any ideas if this is the problem? will target feeding help?
     
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    have the same problem with purple zoas. seems they do not like lower nutrient system. i do special blend and vodka.
     
  21. coswecanfly

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    Dude, you're in Cape Town... Mine are THRIVING on NSW... Has everything nature intended for them to eat... :thumbup:
     
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