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Mr. Saltwater Tank’s Coverage of MACNA 2014 Part 3

In this episode of my MACNA 2014 coverage, I talk to EcoTech Marine, Real Reef Rock and Dr. Tim’s Aquatics.  MORE: Mr. Saltwater Tank’s Coverage of MACNA 2014 Part 3More:

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With LRS Foods, Hand Feeding Fish is a Plausible Option

 Admit it. You’ve tried (and failed) to feed your fish by hand more times than you would care to admit. Everyone does it at some point, but not every aquarist is successful in forming a special bond with their fish. Fortunately, for those looking to create that bond and nurture a heart warming connection with their aquatic pets, hand feeding might be a whole lot easier with LRS frozen foods. We’ve already discussed how happy we have been using the LRS foods, but this video by a user shows just how well his fish take to it, even letting him feed them by hand with food that hasn’t even thawed fully. While we aren’t surprised that a fish like a clownfish is so friendly and is pigging out on the food, we were taken aback by the fact that the copperband butterflyfish pretty much did the same thing. Copperbands, and most butterflyfish in general, are shy and usually are finicky eaters. More often than not, they don’t do well in aquarium life, starving from a lack of proper food or a desire to eat what’s available MORE: With LRS Foods, Hand Feeding Fish is a Plausible Option VideoMore:

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Results or Convenience – Which Matters Most When Feeding?

7519p coral frenzy 041812 004 57845N2 300x300 Results or Convenience – Which Matters Most When Feeding? I would always like to think the aquarium owners are the ideal feeders and give every organism the proper nutrition. Chances are though that you, like everybody else, have forgotten to feed your fish for a few days. We are human and feeding a sun coral multiple times a day is not something every aquarium owner wants to do. It is a hassle for some people to feed there corals once a week!… SO… Well when I discovered I had a dying anemone I knew that I would have to feed it every day. For about a month I followed through with this but then eventually it becomes annoying to go through the process of pulling the food out, preparing it, feeding it, and cleaning up. So I started doing once every other day, and that turned into once every three days. My point is that I started feeding for the results but over time what mattered to me was the convenience MORE: Results or Convenience – Which Matters Most When Feeding?More:

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Swarming Mysids

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A bucket of saltwater mysids, Neomysis americana

 Springtime in New York brings the return of migratory birds and fishes, hibernating reptiles and amphibians, and if you know where to look, massive swarms of the mysid shrimp, Neomysis americana.  These mysids provide great opportunities for hungry marine life and thrifty aquarists.… More:
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New Life Spectrum AlgaeMAX and Algae/Gel…Worth the Wait

cab1algaefoods 765x400 300x1561 New Life Spectrum AlgaeMAX and Algae/Gel…Worth the WaitBy: Steve Vavrek The team down at New Life International has yet again come up with another great product. This time, the Herbivores get a turn. Introducing New Life Spectrum AlgaeMAX and Algae/Gel. AlgaeMAX and Algae/Gel use a wide range of aquatic vegetation, including Chlorella Algae, Spirulina, Ulva and Wakame Seaweed and more – 9 total varieties! Most herbivore diets just use a single source of seaweed, like kelp. The problem with that? No one ingredient alone has all the nutrition needed for healthy herbivores. Your aquarium needs veggies in a variety of colors and sources that mimics the plant diversity in their natural diets. In fact, too much kelp can cause digestive problems for fish. MORE: New Life Spectrum AlgaeMAX and Algae/Gel…Worth the WaitMore:

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Feeding The Finicky Fish

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So you got yourself a fish and he doesn’t want to eat that delicious pack of mysis shrimp that the rest of your tank inhabitants love, and even fight over. What ever shall you do?! Well first let us take a look at why a fish would not want to eat. Fish caught from the wild often hunt for live food or are accustomed to a particular species of algae or seaweed from their environment. Fiji’s ocean has much more food to choose from then the box of water I have here in Indiana, even when I over feed. One reason a fish may not accept your food is because you simply do not have what they are used to. It is like a kid picking out food at a foreign restaurant for their first time…they just want the grilled cheese sandwich! psychedelic wrasse image via reef2reef member Soccerbag Sometimes a quick fix is to change food! If your fish doesn’t want to eat frozen food you may have to try live stuff. More: Feeding The Finicky FishMore:

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MACNA Coverage: New Era line of fish foods

featured MACNA Coverage: New Era line of fish foods New Era is an UK based aquatic company that specializes in fish food diets for the marine and freshwater aquarium. They recently partnered with Living Color, a custom tank manufacturer and the guys behind National Geographic reality show “Fish Tank Kings”, to promote and distribute their products on the North American soil. The company’s main focus points are fish dietary needs and it has quite a range of foods available for both the freshwater as well as saltwater side of hobby.… More:

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MACNA 2012 Coverage: Hikari brand new Herbivores Food

featured2 MACNA 2012 Coverage: Hikari brand new Herbivores FoodHikari, a Japanese company known for their broad range of fish and invertebrate’s foods, showed full line of their products in Dallas and boy, with that many choices, there will be no fish (or shrimp, crab, anemone and anything in between) left behind. Sinking wafers, flakes, pellets, pills as well as frozen and freeze-dried specialties, you name it… With this amount of menu items it’s important to mention Hikari’s  new product- Seaweed Extreme wafers&pellets.… More:

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