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Old 08-23-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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What do you think about this shrimp gel food recipe?




Brand new to this forum, by the way. Excuse my newbie syndrome.

Anyways, I found this ridiculously easy gel fish food recipe on Youtube from Cichlidman09 (link to channel and video below). Wondering if I could tweak it to my RCS's needs by adding say, 1/2 teaspoon of powdered calcium carbonate to supplement calcium since calcium carbonate isn't water soluble. Also, I was looking for a better way to go about supplementing calcium without using cuttlebone pieces. Just sick of the way it changes my water chemistry.

Original Recipe:

- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 sachet (1/4 ounce) of Knox gelatin
- 1/4 level cup of powdered (pulverized) fish food pellets

Possible Shrimp Recipe

- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 sachet (1/4 ounce) of Knox gelatin
- 1/4 level cup of powdered (pulverized) fish food pellets
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. of calcium carbonate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1-gMOsFeSQ
Video Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy3...pDtw3Jgq4b07oA
Cichlidman09's channel. Go check it out, very informative.
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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Seem interesting. If anyone doing it, let us know how it go
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Seem interesting. If anyone doing it, let us know how it go
I'll be trying this as soon as my calcium ships in. I'll be sure to update everyone once the shrimp start taking notice or changing as a result.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:16 PM   #4
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You could technically just use crushed white chalk if I am correct. Or crushed cuttlebone to be safe. Anyways if you ordered it already dont bother, just saying. Good luck, and keep us posted on how it does!! I am looking for a food to diversify their diet of algae wafers, hikari crab cusine, and the occasional green and carrot :P
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I make my own food and it's easy and I don't mess with the gelatin. I take several different kinda of organic baby food...4-5 different veggies....mix it all up and add some spirulina powder and then dehydrate the mixture. I break off small pieces as needed and feed my shrimp that way. Works great and they love it and it really couldn't be easier.
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I make my own food and it's easy and I don't mess with the gelatin. I take several different kinda of organic baby food...4-5 different veggies....mix it all up and add some spirulina powder and then dehydrate the mixture. I break off small pieces as needed and feed my shrimp that way. Works great and they love it and it really couldn't be easier.
Seems interesting, does it involve using a stove top? I don't want to have to cook anything, is all. It's like every time I walk into a kitchen it explodes. One of the main reasons why I used the recipe I listed was that I have everything already, including gelatin, and that I could just microwave some water to melt it.
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It's like every time I walk into a kitchen it explodes.

HAHAHA


How do you dehydrate?
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:13 PM   #8
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Seems interesting, does it involve using a stove top? I don't want to have to cook anything, is all. It's like every time I walk into a kitchen it explodes. One of the main reasons why I used the recipe I listed was that I have everything already, including gelatin, and that I could just microwave some water to melt it.
No cooking but you do need a dehydrator or set your oven on the lowest setting and bake the food for several hours. You could probably freeze it too and take off small frozen bits as needed and drop in the tank. Never tried it that way but I'd guess it would work just the same.
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