Food that sinks

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  1. Michael B

    Michael B

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    Hi Guys & Girls,

    WRT feeding my brain corals & doughnut coral, is there a frozen shrimp etc that actually sinks & doesnt just float away - even bought some large krill pieces today & yip they float away LOL.

    Thanks a million for any ideas
    Cheers
    Michael
     
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  3. Tremayn

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    you can try to cut a 2L coke bottle and fit it over the coral so it will keep the food there
     
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    Brain corals prefer cream soda though... but yea, that will work :p
     
  5. Michael B

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    LOL :) - thanks gents
     
  6. Tony

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    + 1. Prick small holes in the fanta:tt2: bottle and place it over the coral. Squirt the food into the opening and leave it overnight
     
  7. Michael B

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    Shot for that Tony - appreciate it
     
  8. Nemos Janitor

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    You need to watch the waist line of the corals so use a TAB bottle. :)
     
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    lol it can get diabetic
     
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    this is turning out to be a spritely thread... :tt2:
     
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    Sorry to spoil the fun but what I do with my doughnut is feed it frozen mysis. It used to float away but what I do now is squash it with a teaspoon in a container so that all air ect in the shrimp gets pressed out. Making a type of pulp but without mincing the shrimp too much. You can test its floating capabilities by adding some tank water to a glass and drop the food in there. If it still floats then mash it up some more using the back of the teaspoon. Once it all sinks, I suck it up in a turkey baster and drop on top of coral after switching pumps off.
     
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    I got 1 sun coral that has seven heads. It refuses to open if I don't use a 7up bottle.
     
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    :lol::lol:
     
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    LOL... this may help.. if you keep aside a glass and scoop up half a glass of tank water and drop the food in (flakes, shrimp, etc).... leave it to soak for 10 seconds or so then pour into tank... it will sink... i think it won't work for target feeding... sharp :)
     
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    SO!
    back on topic, when vodka dosing do you guys prefer coke or sprite bottle?
     
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    Vodka goes better with coke, cheap whiskey can go with sprite :whistling:
     
  17. Michael B

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    The BIG question, after having read all this, is that with or without ice? :peroni:


    Thanks a million for that Marius, really appreciate it.
     
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