View Full Version : My sun coral feeding method

04/03/2015, 10:54 PM
This may be something other people are already doing but if you get a big Gatorade bottle and 1" PCV tube and some hot water you can slip the tube into the bottle. Make sure the tube is long enough to sit above the water line and then add your mysis or what ever to the top of the tube and because the tube is so long the food can slowly rain down on the colony "waking up" any polyps that haven't opened. Usualy rains down or about 25 min depending on the food

04/03/2015, 11:19 PM
I love it. Great idea.

Kidd Reef
04/04/2015, 10:20 AM
Would also make it insanely easy to siphon up any leftover food. Nifty idea TS

04/04/2015, 10:52 AM
Ahhh this is a great idea, I will probably steal it. :D

Thanks for sharing.

04/05/2015, 05:49 AM
Wow, thanks for sharing, great idea!

04/27/2015, 09:18 AM
A little late to the party here but I will be stealing this idea as well. I have an issue with my fish raiding my polyps like a pre-hurricane run on the grocery store so I have been looking for an easy solution. This just might fit the bill.

05/07/2015, 06:04 PM
A slight modification to this method is to keep the gatorade cap and drill a hole in it to snugly fit a piece of hard plastic tube (e.g. from Tap Plastics).

Squirt food via dropper down the plastic tube. Wait for the coral to eat.

Then when you're all done, connect siphon tubing to the plastic tube and vacuum out the the remaining food. This way you can over feed, but there won't be any left over food later.

05/12/2015, 02:45 PM
Could you create - or draw this example?

05/13/2015, 08:50 AM
Excellent idea! Finally my clowns won't be able to hog the food.