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    What if anything do you feed Polyps and mushrooms

    I have some zoo's and some Ricordea Yuma.

    What do they eat?

    Thanks

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    So I don't have to target feed them at all?

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    Actually no. Some people do in order to see faster growth. But it's not at all necessary. Regular water changes will supply the required essential elements and proper lighting will supply photosynthesis.
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    Imagine feeding to hundreds of tiny little polyps lol I just done feeding my acans polyp to polyp. Hahah

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    When I was growing a tank full of softies, shrooms and zoas, would feed the fishtank quality flake food. Did the trick
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    You just fed flake food! Do you think that was increasing nitrates? Do you think mushrooms and zoas like a bit of nitrates? Thats been my thought from my observations of my different systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPisces View Post
    You just fed flake food! Do you think that was increasing nitrates? Do you think mushrooms and zoas like a bit of nitrates? Thats been my thought from my observations of my different systems.
    Ocean nutrition flakes was by far the best softy grower I have found short of target feeding which is too time consuming with a large tank. My 72 softy tank was the fastest grower I have ever seen, and the flakes was a BIG part of the success. They are mostly marine ingredients. Nitrates never too bad, but you know my tanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herefishyfishy View Post
    Ocean nutrition flakes was by far the best softy grower I have found short of target feeding which is too time consuming with a large tank. My 72 softy tank was the fastest grower I have ever seen, and the flakes was a BIG part of the success. They are mostly marine ingredients. Nitrates never too bad, but you know my tanks
    Was Ocean Nutrition the only food you were feeding your tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaReefer View Post
    Was Ocean Nutrition the only food you were feeding your tank?
    Mostly. A few other supplemental fresh things to keep fish in food variety, but the coral got none of that.
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    light and fish food is what i usually feed and reef chili for a treat once every 2 weeks

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    I always used frozen mysis shrimp mixed with zooplankton to target feed. zoas and mushrooms grow like crazy with that.

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