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    Senior Member Fisherman's Avatar
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    Sponge care?

    is there any special care for the sponge?

    I'm just curious...

    Thanks..

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    Keep it in the shade! and never take it out of water-death for sure!
    They are a little difficult I sometimes stuggle with mine(its a orage ball-looks like a human heart)-but you can watch whether its pores are open -thats how I can tell if its okay or not!

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    they are filter feeders and non-photosynthetic. as long as your tank has suspended food particles you should be fine. since i started using invert formulas ive noticed significant growth in sveral of my sponges

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    invert formulas?

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    liquid food, ie: plankton

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    ok thanks!! how often do you feed your tank plankton and stuff?

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    I mix about 2 cups of phyto into a gallon of tank water and drip it into my tank daily. It doesn't last 24 hours but the idea is to spread it out over as much of the day as possible.

    A word of caution, when you feed home grown phyto, expect your phosphates to climb. It is a balancing act to not feed more than your set up can handle via phosphate sponge, water changes, etc.

    Vickie

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