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Old 02/01/2019, 07:00 AM   #1
rogersb
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Reef Roids

I picked up a free sample of this at a recent swap. It's a tiny tube, like the size of one of my pinky finger knuckles. I did a water change Wednesday and spot fed a few corals this stuff. I could swear my PPE zoas were larger than normal on Thursday, my goni was more extended, and my rics were also more swollen.

I have 40 - 50 different corals and only fed a few of them because most others I do not want growing faster than they already are. My tank is a 125g w/ 20 or so gallon sump. I do 5g water changes once every week or every other week. Could the positive changes be from the water change? Possibly. Water changes are the only time I plan on doing these feedings so I won't be able to try to feed on any other day to record my findings.

I will try to get some pics up later and plan on documenting my results here. I'll probably focus on my PPE and my goni in this thread. I received the goni on 3-29-18 as a stock frag from Unique Corals. It was a small chunk glued to a plug. I popped it off the plug and glued it to a rock. It has not grown onto the rock in all that time(10 months). I got my PPE around the same time and went from 1 polyp to(I think - I'm not at home) 11.

I feed only frozen. LRS reef frenzy and Mysis. I think the tiny bottle would last me a month with the limited amount of corals I am feeding, but I plan on getting a jar this weekend if my LFS has it. If not, I'll order some and keep feeding. No promises on monthly progress pics, but I'll try.


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Old 02/01/2019, 02:45 PM   #2
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Well I wasn't able to upload the pic from my phone and wasn't able to do it from my laptop either. What photo sharing sites is everyone using to post on this forum? I only ever used photobucket but I think that you have to pay now?


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Old 02/02/2019, 08:42 AM   #3
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I love reef roids. Feed it X2 a week


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Old 06/26/2019, 03:39 PM   #4
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My PPE was at 11 at the last update. I'm up to 27 polyps as of today. The goni has encrusted more than it was in February but it's a slow grower. I upped the flow recently and that has seemed to make it happier. I bought a small jar of the reef roids and am going to keep feeding. I have no solid proof but I got a seriously damaged torch and kept giving it roids and not only did it pull through but went from that damaged head to 3 heads in less than a year. My bubble coral also never grew until I started feeding it roids. I'm a believer.


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Old 06/26/2019, 04:11 PM   #5
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The only issue that I had with reef roids is my phosphates jumped when I fed it. I don't notice this with benereef but that's just my experience. Both give a good response from my corals but the roids cause instability issues.


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Old 06/28/2019, 04:51 PM   #6
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I could see that being an issue depending on how much you use. I have a 125 with a 30 sump. I only feed a pinch a week. Way less than recommended but I'm not trying to feed all my corals.


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