Feeding with Skimmate

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  1. Dane G

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    Hey MASA

    been doing some thinking which leading to some research, which in turn lead to the discovery(Lol bord at work) that some reefers use skimmate to feed SPS, LPS and some live foods like artemia, can anyone shed some further light on this?
     
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    lol oky thats a first.. would you drink that stuff?:lol::lol:
     
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    Dane G Thread Starter

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    lol hells no i aint Andrew Zimmerman(ever check bizarre foods america? YUCK!!)

    but i was think esp in terms of feeding artemia for example skim mate is basically concerntrated organic muck and make brilliant fertilizer for plants, surely it can be put to use, maybe growing phyto or algea in a refunguim?
     
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    i am not so sure if you would want to do it in your refugium even. that stuff we skim out is more or less the bad stuff and a very small percentage good. if i would test it i would rather do it in a separate system to see what effect it will have on parameters and would it be deadly to my fish and so. because i skim very dry my skimmate is almost black. so i would never toss even a very small percentage if it back into my sump or even my DT to test for feeding corals lol.. sorry just sounds a little dodgy to me. maybe someone here has tried it and could give more insight on it. personally i wouldnt touch it with a 10 foot pole:lol:
     
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    I lold'd

    yeah i see your point my skimmer is also set very dry and the gunk it pulls looks almost like chocolate sauce(that was beaten servely with a stinky stick). im just asking the question who knows maybe its some huge reefing secrete
     
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    it could be. wouldnt surprise me at all (huge lie).
     
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    Today skimmate feeding, tomorrow phacon for breakfast. (Fake bacon made from recycled phoo). Don't laugh, in some countries/cities water is recycled 7 times before being removed from the drinking water pool. (Read that so it must be true, but not CNN true IYNWIM)
     
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    This sounds rather foolish to me. If you want to "feed" skimmate then why are you even skimming in the first place?
     
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    Wont feed it to my tank, however I have seen a few people keep phytoplankton cultures succesfully and they use the skimmate as the fertilizer/food for the culture...
     
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    geez just the way its smells make me scared of it getting back in my tank
     
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    i use skimmate for fertilizer..

    the problem with skimmate is that it is now an ammonia source, so not a great idea, while some good nutrients will be present, its safer and cheaper to just use a trace element/food or water change to replace :)
     
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    yum yummy yum

     
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    for only $20??? they will have to pay me a lot more than just that. more in the line of $5000:lol:
     
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    im not sure if my corals would be fond of double expresso...

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    What would be the point then of using a skimmer at all
     
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    add a bit of sugar and have a sip:lol:
     
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    @DaneG..are you perhaps not referring to the organics skimmed out by skimmer from bio pellets or bio cubes..i have heard some people mention that their corals feed on this mulm..but personally I wouldn't chance it
     
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    This is what im talking about
     
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    no im talking about Skim mate, cr@p that collects in the skimmer cup
     
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