Feeding protocol

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  1. carlrix

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    Hi, I have the following setup:

    100 gallon tank
    Zetlight 6600 set for 8 hours per day
    Bubble magus curve 5 skimmer

    Tank is 4 months old and I have the following:

    3 clowns
    3 chromis
    1 blenny
    1 gobi
    2 file fish
    1 sanddperch
    3 peppermint shrimp

    I have been feeding as follows:

    Mondays,Wednesday, Fridays & Sundays

    Morning: 1 cube Ocean Nutrition Artemia
    1 cube Ocean Nutrition Marine mix

    Evening: 1 Cube Ocean Nutrition Cyclops
    1 cube Ocean Nutrition Marine Quartet

    Tuesday,Thursday Saturday

    Morning: Pinch of Flakes and 10 pellets mixed with a 250ml mix of liquid coral food.
    Evening : 1 cube Artemia & 1 cube Marine mix

    Nitrate levels have historically been 10-25ppm bit now sitting at 50ppm. Ammonia levels are 0, pH is 8.3. I did a 20% water change a week ago. Anenome and bubble coral are fed half a lance fish n a Wednesday and Saturday.Not sure if I am overfeeding.Please could I have your views.
     
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  3. weezle

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    You should be feeding every day
     
  4. Darren24

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    I feed frozen foods in the evening and pellets / flakes in the mornig.
    I don't over feed though, small quantities.

    My light cycle is 10 hours
     
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    Carl I may be one of those unorthodox feeders, I like my fish nice and fat. So I feed everyday, 3 to 4 times per day, as much as they will eat at that stage.

    Must say, my fish can last a few days without food, without losing condition.

    Sanders
     
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    I'd say you over feeding. Four cubes a day, four times a week for that number of fish is a bit much. As suggested, maybe go frozen In the morning and pellets/flakes in the evening
     
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    @459b David I am not feeding frozen 3 to 4 times per day, but flakes and pellets. Frozen they get a cube about every second day
     
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    @459b Sorry David just now saw you were talking to carlrix
     
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  10. ziguri

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    I usually just feed whatever they can eat in a couple of minutes , and feed frozen + flakes only at night , with only flakes during the day
     
  11. erratiC

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    How long do you guys leave your lights on? I feed generously once a day because my lights only come on at 10am and then go off at 6pm.

    How do you guys feed twice a day? With the lights off or do you leave your lights on 10 hours/day like @Darren24 does?
     
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    I feed my fish befo're lights come on
     
  13. ziguri

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    My lights stay in for about 10 hours too, someone feeds it for me while I am at work about an hour or two after lights come on and I feed again in the evening
     
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    I do reckon you can cut back on the frozen food.
    Maybe drain the frozen food with a tea sift before adding, so that you do not add the water.

    For the anemones, you do not need to feed them twice a week. Once a week, or even once every second week is OK.
     
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