yep thats about it. if you had goo flow however hopefully it would allow your skimmer to remove any unused particles.Dead zooplankton - sounds like it would lead to excess phosphates among other nutrients
thats a tough question. they do need suplimental feeding (feeding beyond what they get from thier zoox) but they are also very capable of bacterial capture, through mucus netting, also nematocyst spearing. Nikki I believe you have to put together a concept when concidering feeding corals. The higher species in the tank like fish will eat food and will poop out about 90% of it (the 10% rule) this 90% is what usually goes to feed lesser critters in the reef, corals being one of them. The concept is to create flow patterns and ammounts to keep the detritus suspended in the water column. when it is suspended it will have the food available to them and in the right particle size. So then if they need it they will uptake it if not not. If the food lands on the sandbed, it will feed the sand bed critters, if it forms a pile in the corner well them your going to have some happy bacteria and detrovoirs. If you have either of those 2 situations then you should try to makes sure some goes thier way, but remember particle size in critical, so make sure the food is of the right size to fit in the polyp.How often would an LPS need to be fed? Say for example, Trachyphyllia. Once a week, a few times a week, once a month, never??
I am not sure how long it stays in the fridge, but the bottle should say on it. If your talking about phyto that you have cultured and then put in the tank, that has to many variables to know, some are eaten by those that need it and the balance would either go down to the bottom of the tank or if you had good flow it would go to the skimmer. With phyto it is really important to make sure you are only feeding it if you have something that needs it. Thier are very few things that do require it, so only feed if you have these critters. Phyto is almost pure phosphate so it comes with a price when you use it.On the topic of phytoplankton....how long does this stay viable for? How long can you really keep it in order to ensure it is alive? I'm sure once it is added to the tank, those that utilize it will and the rest just dies - therefore, adding more excess nutrients. Is phyto really that beneficial?
Critter require ammounts of P and N that are associated with protiens and the general matrix of fish,shrimps and so on. try to stay away from oily fish, although I like to use salmon as it has color enhanceing protiens.One last question: Is there a certain type of fish used in blender mush that would have better nutrients, like salmon for example?
Hi everyone, very nice board you have here.NaH2O said:One last question: Is there a certain type of fish used in blender mush that would have better nutrients, like salmon for example?