spot feeding

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    parrotchute DUSTOFF MEDEVAC

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    Hey guys,
    I want to start spot feeding my corals (LPS/Zoas). Any suggestions on what to use?
     
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    Hey parrochute, I found this stuff by aquavitro its called fuel. Give it a try it will make your corals take off:Cheers:. I love what its done for my tank:bowdown:
     
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    I'll check it out! Thanks
     
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    I like the Brightwells zooplanktons products too.
     
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    I personally have never target fed my corals. They get all they need from the lighting and water column. I have several corals over 10 yrs old so it must be working.
     
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    parrotchute DUSTOFF MEDEVAC

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    It's not that I want to feed them to keep them alive, but to increase their growth rates. I've heard that feeding can definitely help that...
     
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    Your question is a good one. Let`s look at some before and after pics from no target feeding and getting what they need from the water column.

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    I have no problem with someone target feeding but just wanted to show you that it is not necessary for good growth.
     
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    parrotchute DUSTOFF MEDEVAC

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    I understand, but that doesn't mean target feeding won't help growth.
    I'm upgrading my lighting, and at the same time going to try to do some spot feeding to see if I can get my frogspawn to get a little bigger - it's stayed the same size for the past 7 months I've had it.
     
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    Target feeding can help, but like others have said, isn't necessary. I totally understand you wanting to do it to speed up growth -- that's what I'm doing to my ricordea tank right now. For your frogspawn, it will take stuff like mysis.
     
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    I feed my fish mysis so I'm sure there's plenty of it floating it the column to supplement them during feeding....
     
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    Try Marine Snow. That's a good product.
     
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    I have read a lot about BRS Reef Chilli, I am going to try that out.
     
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    Chilli ? With or without beans? :mrgreen:
     
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    beans...and cheese too.
     
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    Melosu, your tank is awesome. How much time went by between those pics?
     
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    Anywhere between 7-10 yrs. It`s not really a true pic because I have sold many more mushrooms to my LFS for store credit and the thin finger leather has been fragged twice already. I just want people to know that you do not have to target feed to get good color and growth.
     
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    Thats good to hear. I don't want to feed mine right now (or ever) unless I have to. I'm still working to get the nitrates where I want them.
     
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    I feed my plate coral and torch coral sushi eggs and they love'em.
     
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    Do you people who don't feed your coral, feed your Anemones ?
     
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    When I had mine I never fed him. I had him about 5 yrs and then sold him to a friend. IMO another example of getting what you need from the lighting and water column. I do know lots of folks that do feed their anenome. I just dont think it`s necessary.
     
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