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Reef Pearls Tested / Review

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    By the way, here is a report of the nutritional value of Cyclopeeze and Brine Nauplii to compare to Reef Pearls:

    cyclop-eeze nutrition report
     
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    From the initial powder look it looks very much identical to freeze dried cyclopeeze. Cyclopeeze also floats etc. This product just seems to be a bit finer.
     
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    awesome stuff thanks Jaco
     
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    Thanks Jaco for your time. In essence it's pretty much a powdered planctonic food like coral frenzy or cyclopeeze. What is the pricing of the pearls like compared to something like coral frenzy or cyclopeeze?
     
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    Apologies, I just saw this now. Speed reading again.
     
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    nice report, thanks jaco.
     
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    It really is a great product.

    SPS open like crazy.

    It's very easy to feed if you just put a finger-pinch under the water, once wet it stays in the water column for a long time, asuming you have circulation happening.

    Jaco, the guys are not contradicting themselves, they are talking about the difference between inorganic PO4 and PO4 that is still bound to other stuf, ie food.:)

    Great demo of the suncoral.

    I have to say that I've enjoyed it as a supplimental food for coral.
     
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    How does this differ from Ocean Nutritions Nano reef Coral Food?
     
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    hi guys,

    I primeraly feed Tropic marin reef snow mixed with Phyton or Zooton every day one or the other but i recently used Kent's invert food and the result was a lekke phosphate buildup so i did a couple of water changes and gooi'd in some phoguard and it solved the po3 problem. I also started target feeding my flowerpot with the phyton mix but it does not seem to have an effect as it does not expand very big! do u think the phyton is not good enough should i rather use cyclops?
     
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    Thanks. I am no expert, I just thought it was a bit contradictory. Thanks for clearing it out!!

    Not too much of an expert on flower pot corals, but remember that cyclopeeze is considered a larger micron food than the likes of phyton and zooton from TM for example. You can even try to use Microbelift Zoo and phyto, or Brigtwell also has filter feeding food.

    If the flower pot is able to capture "larger" prey, then you can go for cyclopeeze, if not, I would not go that route.

    Not sure what the others will say - please give further input guys.
     
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    tx Jaco
     
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    My goniopora also does not show a feeding response to cyclopeeze. Its too big I reckon.
     
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    Great to finally see the results!!:thumbup:

    We will now start using this on the display tanks!;)

    Thanks for all the efford and testing Jaco. Mush appreciated!:thumbup:

    We just like to test everything before we sell..
     
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    Sure Tiger. Not a problem. It is a good product, and you sell it with the knowing that your clients will be satisfied.
     
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    I'm also thinking of using this product.
    I hope it works as well as they say.
    Running NP Pellets so i need the extra food for my corals.
    Thanks for the effort Jaco, it help allot !!
     
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    I've used Reef Pearls for over a year. Mine didn't come as a powder, but pellet form, thus suitable for fish feeder. Once in the water, it was dissolving in the powder you are mentioning in the review. I don't know if it is a further development of the product or if there are different versions, but mine displayed the same size range and the same label.
     
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