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  1. Default DIY Preserve Your Fish Food!


    3 Not allowed!
    Couldn't think of a better title but ya...from my understanding, once the seal is broken, fish food loses it's potency after about 6 months time. It's advised to buy the smallest possible fish food container for this reason. Keeping it in the freezer I believe is the best and then refrigerating is just as good I believe.

    If this is in case fact, I wanted to make sure mine doesn't go bad so I took a few minutes and set my food up like this. This is nothing spectacular but it's just a little something, helps keep some of the clutter down as well...You could even label the container if you want to get fancy.

    Materials

    -Fish Food (flake, pellet, wafer)
    -Small Containers (food grade is best I think, salad dressing cups were used in this example)

    Instructions

    1. Pour some of the food into the new containers.
    2. Place the unused, original fish food containers in the freezer/fridge (I prefer fridge for some reason).
    3. Refill the containers as required.

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    Last edited by fish gazer; 08-02-2014 at 12:10 AM.
    I watch fish. Really. I just sit and stare.

    Hardscaped 29G: 14 Harlequin Rasbora, 3 Diamond Tetra, 1 Bolivian Ram, 6 Peppered Cory, 1 Mystery Snail

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    1 Not allowed!
    That is a great idea...
    ..but maybe I'm biased, because I have been using that system myself for a while...

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Oh cool, I only started recently. I wanted to post it because I know with all the different specialized foods we buy and how much it can cost, it would be bad if it wasn't even good for the fish anymore. Also, supplies tend to add up with fishkeepers, it's nice to keep some of the bulk down :)

    Do you freeze or refrigerate?
    I watch fish. Really. I just sit and stare.

    Hardscaped 29G: 14 Harlequin Rasbora, 3 Diamond Tetra, 1 Bolivian Ram, 6 Peppered Cory, 1 Mystery Snail

  4. #4

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    1 Not allowed!
    Might just be me but I have the feeling that freezing keeps the food drier than refrigerating.

  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Oh I thought the opposite. I didn't want to freeze in case ice starts forming somehow? And then if I take it out, it could end up soggy? Never tried it though.
    I watch fish. Really. I just sit and stare.

    Hardscaped 29G: 14 Harlequin Rasbora, 3 Diamond Tetra, 1 Bolivian Ram, 6 Peppered Cory, 1 Mystery Snail

  6. #6

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    0 Not allowed!
    You could include some rice maybe?

    I usually buy Hikari food, decent stuff and they make very small foil packets.

    Just cleaned up my fish drawers today. Got enough sample food for the rest of the year easily.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Only problem with the freezer is with food that contains probiotics, such as the food from Ken's, Cobalt, and Aqua-Pharm. Freezing kills the probiotics, or so I'm told.

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