After a week or two of feeding with my home-made slurry of fish eggs, oysters and stuff, I'm starting get increased algae growth on the glass and I need to clean every other day... the fish and corals love it, but it's too much food. (i was feeding 3 times a day because I loved watching the feeding frenzy) Need to ramp up to more food as filtration improves.
I'm very happy with the home-made food... it's cheap, fresh and full of amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. $10 can make a few months supply. The fish eat the large chunks and the corals take up the rest. All the acros I purchased were "clearance" price acros - all improving. I'll post a full recipe when I make my next batch.
I've put the cadlights biopellet reactor online with about a cup of vertex biopellets. The flow out from the reactor is at about half. It's been online now for about a week. I'm still carbon dosing with zeostart, though I've reduced the dosage. No3 is undetectable and Po4 is close to 0 - not sure how the biopellets will react without nutrients to get them started. From what I read, biopellets take 6-8 weeks to kick in - so I wait and see.
Edited by uglyfish, 05 May 2012 - 08:04 AM.