I'm posting some pics of my African Cichlids Tank... There's an odd one out of course... the Parrot :-)
While on topic today someone thought me a good way of storing silicon sealant tubes. The idea is very basic but effective.
Cut one water plastic bottle and fill with water.
Turn the silicon upside down and put in water. The water will not allow air to reach the sealant thus it will not run dry.
A member here pmed me to ask me how he should feed his corals. He's a newbie to this (more tahn me!)n and so he thought his question was stupid. I decided to share the answer I gave to him with you so that you may want to add some more commenst/ information for us to leqrn more. This as my answ3er:
"No question is stupid - we're all here to learn from each other.
Some corals are photosynthetic - they make their own food from the light they get, so they don't need to be fed anything. Others aren't - so you need to feed them some liquid plankton which you can get from your LFS. Read the instructions for the dose you need to feed.
At the moment I'm using such liquid food-- it seems to work because most of my corals are healthy and some are growing well. Try it, or any other type of liquid food available from LFS locally... I think they're all good. Pour in a small dose but remember to turn off the filter and skimmer for 15 minutes - otherwise it'll be sucked in and the corals will stay hungry.
When you have 'carnivorous corals', i.e. ones that need meaty foods, then you may want to try to dissolve a frozen block of Mysis or Rotifers in the tank water and pour it in.... my Sun Coral (the coral in my avatar picture) loves it!
I'm posting this answer on the forum too so that other members may be able to give you (us) more ideas too."
Hi, I'm new to this forum, so I thought I'd start out by chiming in on this topic and share my experience for what it's worth.
While it is true that most photosynthetic corals do not need to be fed meaty foods to survive, I have found that feeding them mysis shrimp on a weekly basis significantly increases their rate of growth.
I have succeeded in feeding mushrooms, palythoas and favites corals, to name a few. The increased growth on the favites is particularly striking and obvious(being a LPS coral), and I'd be willing to bet that I would not have observed the same growth rates had I not been supplementing it with mysis.
In short, non-photosynthetic corals need to be fed to survive, but supplementing certain photosynthetic corals will help boost growth rates.