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    D.I.Y. prepared food for your fishies :)

    Hi,
    I was reading on RC and found a recipe and thought it might be a good to post mine which is fairly similar.

    1# of frozen shrimp.
    1# of sardines.
    2x tbs of spirullina in little balls
    2x tbs of golden perl powder
    3x garlic cloves (each clove containing several garlic segments)
    1x cup of cycloppeese dried frozen.
    4x - 12x sheets (8"x10") of nori ( depending on fish quantity and species )

    I used to add selcon, but recently stopped as I didn't find any added benefits and read and heard quite a few experts state its not necessary anymore.

    I cut the nori sheets in squares of about 3/4x3/4 and also some strips of 1/2x1"

    I found after some reading that sardines are better for food then smelt and contain a great amount of OM3. so for my recipe, I will be using frozen, non prepared sardines ( meaning their bellies are still loaded with what ever they ate. )

    I start by adding the frozen shrimp, sardines and some ro/di water in the blender and break it up til its in small bite size chunks for your fish. I then move the mix in a big mixing bol to make it easier to blend everything. Then I add the spirulina, golden perl, cycloppeese, the garlic and last ingredient the nori. once everything is mixed together, I let it sit for a good 30min so that the juices get into the cycloppeese and nori.

    I then scoop it out and fill my little Ikea ice cube molds. Then I put those trays in freezer bags and in the freezer. every day, I will cut parts of those now frozen food sticks and serve to my little guys.

    here are a few pics of the final product:




    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Oh.. and don't forget to clean up before your wife or husband gets home.. the smell is absolutely awful!!

    To make matters worse, I used to unthaw the fish, golden perl and mysis shrimp in the microwave.
    I do not anymore.

    I find that if my recipe is up to par.. i'm very close to being sick.. LOL
    I think its the mix between garlic, the cyclops and golden perl that make it that bad. I usually put the kitchen fan on the high level and clean up right after im done.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Looks delicious! :b15:
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    I've tried this one and they can't resist, but I do :b2:
    http://www.melevsreef.com/food.html
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    just thinking about the smell turns my stomach. :b10:


    i was going to try this a year or so ago but i couldn't find anything that didn't contain preservatives. even the shellfish behind the counter had stuff in it ( the guy at the counter showed me the box ) so i was to scared to try it.


    it may be time to attempt it again, thanks for the recipe's and idea's.



    PS: trust the Swedish to make silly ice cube tray's :b7:
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    I buy the food at Costco, they have the bag with only two item that may be cook, (squid and clam) that's all, all the rest is quite good for what were doing.
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    that figures, i was just there yesterday :b9:
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    This is a great read for freshwater aquarists who think sprinkling their flake foods is time consuming :b2:
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    Too funny Porcupinepuffer
    it takes a good hour + to make.. but serving is 5minutes. I feed 3 times a day so thats 15min.. not that bad.

    I picked up my fish from a fish store and was told its nitrogen frozen ( flash frozen ) and shipped that way. so should'nt be any preservatives in mine.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porcupinepuffer View Post
    This is a great read for freshwater aquarists who think sprinkling their flake foods is time consuming :b2:
    Hey, we're not all flake shakers! :b16:
    I give my FW fishies all sorts of good stuff other than flakes. Steamed broccoli and zucchini, fresh bits of fish and shellfish, frozen bloodworms (not freeze dried), freshly squished mosquitos (they are huge up here), lettuce, odd piece of steamed carrot (pleco loves carrots)..
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