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    Alkomist

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    open brain coral

    Post by Alkomist on Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:30 pm

    whats the best food and way to feed open brain coral
    i was told at the LFS to target feed it and make sure it has plenty of light

    he also told me that i dont always have to feed it! thats photosynthetic and feeds off light?

    any thought or advice on this? thanks
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    Fern
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    Re: open brain coral

    Post by Fern on Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:40 pm

    cyclops-eeze is what we target feed most corals at work with.

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    Re: open brain coral

    Post by pope on Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:42 pm

    There are several different "foods" you can target feed with. I use DT's Phyto to feed my lps. I don't target feed however. Another popular choice is "reef chili" and there's another product the nano-reef community is pretty big on that slips my mind. All LPS benefit from target feeding. Your Zoas will too!
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    Alkomist

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    Re: open brain coral

    Post by Alkomist on Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:49 pm

    iv heard so many good things about cyclopeez
    and reefchilli i hear is good aswell!
    but how exactly do i target feed?
    do i point the syringe into the corals mouth and blast away or do i just turn the pumps off and place food on em and let them do their thing?

    i have never target fed any of my corals
    nut this brain i have is looking a lil funky! so its got me wanting to feed it and see what happens

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    Re: open brain coral

    Post by pope on Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:34 pm

    Turn your pumps off for like 5 minutes before.
    Fill your target feeding device (syringe, turkey baster)
    GENTLY dust a little food just up stream from them
    wait for them to extend feeders
    GENTLY dust a little more food on them.
    They'll swell!

    This process might take some time.
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    Alkomist

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    Re: open brain coral

    Post by Alkomist on Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:14 pm

    thanks manill try it when i get home today after work

    also how often do i feed the brain?

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