Soft Coral – Target Feeding

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  1. Dean76

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    Hi, I would like to know if one should target feed soft corals (like mushrooms, zoas and when I get my ricordea’s)? Plus when one target feeds should I turn off the pumps and if so how long should I leave them off for? Look forward to hearing back from you all.
     
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    HI there dean i feed marinesnow switch all my pumps and skimer and feed and 15 min start every thing up again
     
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    Thanks Chops - Do you target feed over the coral?
     
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    yes i do with a siringe or i feed my own mix wich is marine mix from p/p wich i put in a blender with garlick nore wate till its fine then freez when u whant 2 u cut a small pice off and put in water in a bowel a use a siringe and target feed
     
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    i dont target feed the soft corals as they tend to feed themselves to whatever food floats in the tank.Target feeding can encourage quicker growth tho
     
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    Thanks Maj
     
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    Hi Dean,

    I target feed my corals with Coral Frenzy from Monday to Saturday. I use a 60ml plastic syringe with a large nozzle and turn off all my powerheads for an hour. All my corals are growing extremely well. I have Zoas, Mushrooms, Xenias, Acroporas, Blastomusso, Tubastrea, Sinularia & Euphylias.
     
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    If you have a coral that needs target feeding then it's worth while just target feeding the rest.

    Naughty me I have a Sun Coral I target feed so I feed the rest
     
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    hope u knw u goin to get blasted for having this so soon:p
     
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    Thanks for all the great infomation.
     
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    Could I ask how often you feed/target feed the corals?
     
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