What To feed sps coral?

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  1. trad

    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Hi Guys just wanted to know the best product to feed sps corals [what does it cost]. And how much would you feed and what quantity would you feed them [Can you keep the product for X number of months].
     
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  3. Monti

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    At the moment, I only feed mine light.

    I used to use Coral Frenzy which was great, but the big tub tends to go off after a few months, so I suggest buying the smaller tub
     
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    I use coral frenzy and the Kent Max products.

    Frenzy is freeze dried, so lasts ages

    Kent Max is a liquid product that you refrigerate and last about 12 months.

    Feed one of each product every 2 nights
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I dont feed anything. I just feed the fish and their poo feeds the corals. When KZ was available in SA, I used to feed Coral Vitalizer daily. No difference to corals without it.
     
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    Just remember for this to work, you need to have quite a high bioload of LS. Another reefer that has success with fish Poo, is Midasblenny. His system has over 50 fish, with Tangs bigger than a size 13 shoe :)
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Correct Warr. And at the same time if there is a very high bio load of fish, and the nutrients cannot be exported, these corals will loose their color as SPS prefer low nutrient enviroments.
     
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    Kent max A two fishies Zooplancton
     
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    Too true, had this problem over the last couple of months :(
     
  10. Alan

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    Light and fish poo. The colour of your corals is 95% lighting and 5% nutrients.
     
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    guys, i heard that you can soak amino acids into the food and this will help your corals and fish greatly, do you know where i can get some ?

    sorry to hijack
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Junz. You can get Amino Acids from Lanzo. It doesnt have to be mixed with food. It is best to dose foods for SPS at night (lights out). This is when the corals polyps are fully extended and they grab food easily.
     
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    Boyd Vitachem is good fopr your fish and corals. You can soak fish food in it and add drops straight into the water .
     
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    Thanks guys! will definetley get it
     
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    That in a nutshell is why I'm having success with corals. I feed my fish heavily. Their waste feeds my corals(DOC's). The ATS removes the ammonia, CO2, nitrates, and phosphates that DOC's turn into. Your skimmer does not remove these or DIC's such as CO2.
     
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