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  1. Default Feeding More Growing More


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    I used to be stingy with the food for my african cichlids to try and keep and control the nitrate levels to keep them at a community tank of 20ppm with a tank with 31 soon to be 35 average to large size fish thats not possible and now im keeping nitrates at 40ppm and not letting it get passed 60ppm with 2 25g partial water changes two times a week so every 3 or 4 days i do a water change. The results are that my fish are thriving more color and instant growth ( i say instant because i see them every day and the seem to be putting on size weekly). Nothing else to this thread just wanted to share If im doing anything wrong i would like to hear thanks.
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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    Yeah this is why its so important on a lot of other fry to feed up to 6 times a day. Also higher temps will raise metabolism and aid in growth. My grow out african cichlids are kept at 80. Discus grow outs were kept at 84.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    Yeah this is why its so important on a lot of other fry to feed up to 6 times a day. Also higher temps will raise metabolism and aid in growth. My grow out african cichlids are kept at 80. Discus grow outs were kept at 84.
    My tank is at 82 and wont go lower because my room stays hot my heater is at 75 so yea lol. But yea i do two full meals now i may change it to 3 small meals or moderate meals and see if thats better but im liking the growth and coloration im seeing in them now i was just paranoid with thinking high amounts of nitrates stunt growth and wanted to keep them as low as possible to keep them growing.
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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    Thanks for the help and advice - Slaphppy7 My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Nobody likes to drinl alone :) - steeler58 Back at you,  good sir! - Compass 
    Here's to Lee's 5000 and Guava Flavored Whiskey! - Taurus Why drink alone, when a Sandz is nearby? - KevinVA Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady 
    Here is pie. - mommy1 for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 
    Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie 

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    ya know though.. you are due for this:

    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    I'll second that!
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    ill do better heres a vid. i put it up earlir this week but ill d it again.
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

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