10-08-2006, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by flattrack23
:D :D :D :D :D i think i just pee'd my pants!!!!!! Awesome collection I am sooooo jealous. How do you go about feeding that many?
I just toss in about 2 tablespoons of Nu Life Spectrum community pellets and about 10 Wardley's algae wafers a night. It really is about that easy. I do hand feed my eel 6-10 night crawlers a week. I'll also toss in about a hundred ghost shrimp a week and maybe a silverside (saltwater minnow) once in a while if I thaw one to many for my salt tank. I don't put much effort into feeding at all. I used to be religous about using only fresh veggies and whole market fish. I'd chunk the veggies and par boil them. I'd cut the fish into pieces and then freeze it all in feeding sized portions in seperate baggies. I began trying the Nu Life on advice from a friend and my fish reacted to it quicker than with fresh foods. It's been over a year and no ill effects have fallen on the tank.
The hardest part was getting the tank set up to make me and my fish happy. 2 3' long pieces of S. American root woods pulled from the river Rio. I have 4 Eheim 2217 cans and a 40 gallon sump with Eheim 1260 return pump. The tank looked well and had decent flow. All seemed well. I would stir the gravel everynight at feeding time to allow the cans to filter out the excess wastes. Then one day I came upon the Tunze 6080 stream maker. It moves 1,600gph and makes a current good for 8'. I have it magnet mounted at the bottom of the tank and it prevents waste from collecting in the gravel. Keeps the gravel nice and clean. Also most of these fish come from swiftly moving rivers and they all seem to love the current it produces. I'll try for pics another day.
Sorry my time through October is limited. I am involved with a large charity, www.harvestclassic.org
and it eats up most of my "free" time. I get home after lights out most evenings until the 23rd.