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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by ijankrom
    Interesting, why the fast the day before you complete WC?
    In theory:

    Since they don't eat on Sundays their waste will be minimal on Mondays [WC day] and their new water gets one less day of pooping.

    Mind you, I have no evidence that this is legitimately effective but it sort of makes sense that having 6 days of poop vs 7 in the tank cannot be a bad thing.

    ... And I prefer lazy Sundays

    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Wow you guys feed your fish a lot. In my experience that just creates more waste to clean up. Even if they are eating all the food they're going to produce more waste.

    I feed my fish maybe 4 days a week. Sometimes I forget and I know there has been a week here or there where I only fed them twice. Other times I feed them two days in a row but not too often. My younger fish are growing plenty quickly and everything. There seems to be no difference in fish health from when I had just started keeping fish and fed every day.

  3. #13

    Default One benefit of feeding smaller amounts is you get to do it more often :-D


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    Depends on the amount fed. I do not feed 'a lot', There is no doubt I feed often.

    If the food quantity is adequate and of high quality I see no issue with your feeding schedule.

    I am painting with a broad brush here but I firmly believe that most new [& some not so new] hobbyists feed far too much quantity wise.

    Last edited by Goes to 11!; 11-14-2012 at 10:31 PM.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    I am painting with a broad brush here but I firmly believe that most new [& some not so new] hobbyists feed far too much.
    Thankfully fish don't get fat like us! For those feeding to much, it's their headache - the fish probably love it.
    25 Gal - Tropical
    Custom made Wet/Dry/Sump Filter System, AquaClear 20 Powerhead, RenaCal Excel 300 Heater, artificial plants
    Fish - 8 Blackskirt Tetras, German Blue Ram, Bulldog Pleco, Assassin snail.
    "Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success." King Solomon.
    Pictures of my 10 Gal Sump Filtration project

  5. #15

    Default It really is all about the research


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    I am sure they do lol but that is not the issue at all.

    As Zander mentioned the excess just destroys water quality.

    This in combo with overstocking, Lack of cycling/testing & minimal WC/underfiltration [ALL classic rookie errors] is a tsunami of "My tank has a problem" [In all caps with 14 exclamation marks] and they are all totally preventable with a bit of research.

    It sucks when you see people struggling to fix issues that didn't have to happen and having crap water due to overfeeding is a common one.

    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Totaly agree with 850R, even if you read the old books they always said "feed your fish only what they will eat in X time". Also likes that he "fasts" his fish one day a week (good for the soul LOL).

    I usualy feed three days flake, than one day bloodworms or brine shrimpe, two days flake, one day fast, than back to bloodworms or BS.
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