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Kigs
01/15/2008, 11:19 PM
If you blend your own mix of food, what do you use?

I've been strictly using nothing but PE Mysis and Cyclopeeze but I want to incorporate more into the mix. Any help would be apprecieated.

ezcompany
01/15/2008, 11:58 PM
Squid, whole shrimp with shell, nori, oyster eggs, broccoli tips, carrots, banana, mussels, hufa/vitamin supplement, garlic, spirulina, mackerel, etc.

Kigs
01/16/2008, 12:08 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11610882#post11610882 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by ezcompany
Squid, whole shrimp with shell, nori, oyster eggs, broccoli tips, carrots, banana, mussels, hufa/vitamin supplement, garlic, spirulina, mackerel, etc.

ez, that sounds like one healthy formula. Is there a rule of thumb you use to proportion out the different ingredients?

LukFox
01/16/2008, 12:09 AM
Tuna, salmon, prawn, squid, flying fish eggs, yellow tail, octopus, selcon, and garlic.

Yarim
03/29/2008, 02:32 AM
thanks for the recipes

arts007
03/29/2008, 09:45 AM
Ever since I read about this recipe Ive been going this route...

“Pappone” Recipe

Materials:
5 Oysters
5 Mussels
5 Clams
5 Shrimp (NOT cocktail shrimp, the big scampi type w/o the head and the shell)
1 Tablespoon of Sugar (not corn syrup, etc.)
200 mL of RO/DI water
10 g of Red Algae (Palmaria palmata; Bisck uses Julian Sprung's brand)
and/or 10 g of Spirulina, 10 g of Nori (spirulina is what Bisck prefers)

Methods: Make SURE that all ingredients are the freshest possible and DO NOT use frozen foods (unless it is impossible for you). Make sure everything "live" is rinsed and cleaned before putting it into the blender. Put all the ingredients into the blender and blend for 5 min, wait 2 min for it to cool, 5 more min blending, 2 min of waiting again, then finally another 5 min of blending (the pausing is so that the solution doesn't get too hot and "cook" from the heat of the blender/blades). Pour into cube forms (approx 10 mL each). Then freeze it all—you want to minimize how long everything is at room temperature.

Procedure: One hour prior to turning off your lights, you have the option of adding Amino acids to the tank*. (For example, 11pm Halides off, add AA’s, 12am, actinics off, then add pappone). Take off the cup of your skimmer, but leave the skimmer running (so you don’t have a massive drop in O2 levels overnight). After the lights are off, start with only a ¼ of a cube per WEEK for every 400 L of tank water (approx 100 gallons). Be sure to measure NO3 and PO4 the next morning so that these parameters don't spike after feeding. You can reduce the amount fed if you are having nutrient problems. Also don’t forget to put the skimmer cup back on the next morning before the lights go back on.

*If everything is going well. It is good to wait and see how the tank is doing for awhile before trying this. The whole point here is that you don't want to change anything too fast, because nothing good happens quickly in this hobby. (Another method to grind up amino acid pills in the next batch of food; however Bisck found that it sometimes causes diatom outbreaks in his tank).

lilchris
03/29/2008, 10:01 AM
Why do you take the skimmer cup off at night after you feed the tank? Also is this food for SPS corals?