05-07-2009, 04:48 PM
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Why should we wash our frozen foods?
They are disgusting, and very high in phosphates ( and wouldnt be suprised if there were other things )
I take a fine mesh net ( ive heard of people using coffee filters too ) and put the food in. I then put the net into a tupperware and squirt either alittle tank or RO/DI water over the food, pour out the tupperware and repeat. I usually do this 3-4 times or until im satisfied with how clean the water visibily is. I do this for all frozen foods including silversides.
Now alot of people argue that this removes all the good stuff too ( mainly the fine particles that corals feed on ) however IMO i would rather use a coral food product instead of rely on particles in the food. IMO its not worth having high phosphates in your tank.
This little bit of food
First rinse ( with flash )
First rinse ( w/o flash )