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  1. #1

    Default making some fish food


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    Second experiment.

    I took a cup of green vegetables, in this case about a hand full of shelled peas, some broccoli, some courgette and some frozen spinach to that I added some left over coriander that had seen better days and a small pinch of paprika powder
    Gently boiled this for 3-4 minutes and then blended it briefly into a thick paste. I then added 2 grams of agar powder (with this brand that's enough for half a liter of jam) and boiled for another 2 minutes. Took it of the heat and stirred in 2 tbsp of spirulina powder, a pinch of dried garlic and a few good pinches of normal tetra crisps.

    This mixture was poured in a cling film lined tray. Let it cool a bit, let it set in the bridge. Cut in small pieces and freeze.

    Just tried a piece and every vegetarian in the tank went absolutely nuts for it!

  2. #2

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    I've always wanted to try to make flake food. I think that would be a better quality food as compared to manufactured foods

    You should take some pics the next time you make some.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  3. #3

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    Yeah, totally forgot about that, next batch I will. Just to be clear, this is no flake but sinking food for the "plecos"
    Last edited by talldutchie; 10-19-2013 at 08:04 PM.

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    Brilliant idea - sounds tasty!

    My LFS sells frozen lumps of green stuff that is probably a very similar mix. I should brave it and make my own :)

  5. #5

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    Could you use your recipe to make flake food if you were to roll it out flat and dry it out slowly ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  6. #6

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    I doubt it cliff. For that I'd use powdered contents and less or no gelling agent.

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