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Old 02-25-2012, 01:37 PM   #166
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I just ordered a stack of "brown sugar discs" that I plan on using for my soilent green. I think they will be perfect!
Jenny, where did you get these from?
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:33 PM   #167
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:15 PM   #168
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I have a question about feeding with the gel foods.
Is that what people are feeding with exclusively? And if so, do you leave it in for 24 hours and then put in another chunk?
Also, if you have Otos in a community tank, do you put in both the Soilent Green and Community or how do you do that? My Rainbows LOVE the Soilent Green so I'm trying to figure out if I need to get some Community too, or if I should just put in the Soilent Green for everyone and still feed my Rainbows other food.
Also in my shrimp tank, the shrimp are all over the Soilent Green that I put in there for the Otos that I have in there... Do I need to put in the Shrimp Souffle or are they all good with the Soilent Green?
SORRY! Probably over thinking this but.... That's what I do.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:35 PM   #169
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Just made a batch- this stuff is COOL! The rummynoses I just got from you, Rachel, are going to town. Interestingly, the rummynoses I didn't get from you that are in the other tank are also going for it, as are the cories, while the angels are staring at it and pecking occasionally. They just don't get it yet...LOL.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:28 AM   #170
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I feed a variety of foods, not just Repashy. If you can offer variety, that's always best.

I leave it in til it's gone. Usually takes less than 24 hours. You'll eventually get the hang of it and will only add what can be consumed in a day.

I feed Soilet Green in the tanks where I feed Community.

You can feed SG to shrimp. And Shrimp Soufle. My critters eat all of them, honestly.

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I have a question about feeding with the gel foods.
Is that what people are feeding with exclusively? And if so, do you leave it in for 24 hours and then put in another chunk?
Also, if you have Otos in a community tank, do you put in both the Soilent Green and Community or how do you do that? My Rainbows LOVE the Soilent Green so I'm trying to figure out if I need to get some Community too, or if I should just put in the Soilent Green for everyone and still feed my Rainbows other food.
Also in my shrimp tank, the shrimp are all over the Soilent Green that I put in there for the Otos that I have in there... Do I need to put in the Shrimp Souffle or are they all good with the Soilent Green?
SORRY! Probably over thinking this but.... That's what I do.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:18 AM   #171
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They're lining up for the stuff!
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:02 AM   #172
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Here we are two weeks later and I'm finally getting Chilis to eat Community.

The trick? Dropping in cube form and letting it sit on the bottom of the tank for a few hours.

Weird.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:18 AM   #173
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I didn't realize you hadn't tried that. Thatis how I feed it to them. Silly fish
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:54 PM   #174
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Up until Repashy, all of my Chilis have been top feeders. Even the ones you sent. Always heading straight to the feeding ring when hungry. They only other times they've eaten from the bottom? As they were chasing falling food. Other than that, it was rare.

Wish I'd figured this out a couple weeks ago - haha. Instead, I tried everything on earth for these picky little specks of red.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:40 PM   #175
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Wow... can I just say how awesome and fun this stuff is? I made my first batch the other night! At first, I had to choke back some vomit, but I got over it after a few minutes.

I'm too lazy to go back in the thread, but I think there were mentions of it setting up a bit fast to work with in smaller quantities? I just wanted to share that I made a mere few tablespoons of it for my first batch and used a very simple and effective solution. Basically, a double boiler. Similar to how you would work with delicate and difficult chocolates.

I put the kettle on to get some water boiling and then prepared a plastic dish for both mixing and molding, and then a bowl beneath it. Once the water boiled, I put the correct amount of water in the plastic container and poured the rest into my bottom bowl. Then, I placed my plastic dish inside of the bowl of hot water as I dumped the correct amount of powder in to mix. Even with such a small amount of product, the hot water surrounding my dish was perfect to keep the mixture liquid for as long as I wanted. Once it was mixed to my liking, I lifted the plastic dish out of the bowl and left the dish on the counter to set up. It set up very quickly and it wasn't long before I was able to slide the solid slab of gel out of the dish. Since I mixed and molded in the same container, there was zero waste.

I couldn't be happier! It was SO fun!
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:09 PM   #176
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How long should the unprepared food last? I'd love to have a variety of these foods, but I only have one tank right now, and would hate to see it go bad.
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It'll last at least a year (longer, honestly) if you keep it sealed up and away from moisture.

Can't remember what the packaging says but it'll definitely last a loooong time.

You could also make it, freeze it and use it as needed to make it last even longer.
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How long should the unprepared food last? I'd love to have a variety of these foods, but I only have one tank right now, and would hate to see it go bad.
The powder for the curretn batches has a use by date of 1/ 2014. You can freeze it for 6 months after that. Consequently, you have quite a range of time to use it
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The powder for the curretn batches has a use by date of 1/ 2014. You can freeze it for 6 months after that. Consequently, you have quite a range of time to use it
Are you supposed to refrigerate the powder after you open it?
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:59 PM   #180
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My Zebra Otos LOVE this stuff

And yes, I needed to clean the glass!
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