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Old 10-06-2010, 04:27 PM   #1 
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Best prices/brands for frozen foods?

I have Hikari pellets, which is what the store was feeding them, and all but Brav likes them...
Where do you buy your frozen foods? ...I'm asking for fish supplies for my bday. Fam thinks I'm nuts. They just don't understand!! lol

OT - noticed my tetra tank only has a 15W F light strip...don't my plants need more than that? I think this kit was meant for pond
fish, not tropical...heater feels weak too.

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Old 10-06-2010, 04:47 PM   #2 
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I just get my frozen food from a local pet store. Pretty much any store with a fish section will have a freezer full of frozen food. I get the Hikari brand as I have read they do an extra sanitation step other companies don't, but that may not be true.

How much light your tank needs depends on the size of your tank and what plants you have. For low light plants in a 5-10 gallon aquarium the 15W fluorescent bulb is probably OK. I don't know if that is your setup or not though. For the heater you need to get the temperature of the water. Shoot for the 76-80 range. IF it can't keep the water at this temperature it is underpowered and you should probably get a new one.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:51 PM   #3 
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That's cool about the extra sanitation step...

Yea it's a 16G...This kit is all wrong I see...15W Light, only a rated 10G filter (I bought a 20G one though coming soon)... Boo Tetra. I throw towels over it at night. The temp on my Coralife digi says 76-77. I use low light plants but still.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:13 PM   #4 
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You will be OK on the light, but growth will be slow. Be very careful you only have/get what are classified as low light plants. Anything else will not survive. Temperature is fine, although keep an eye on it as we get into winter.
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:08 AM   #5 
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Hey I buy all my frozen fish food off Ebay..

Just had my latest Frozen bloodworms arrive, Which coincidently arrived STILL frozen..

But you would have to contact them about international shipping

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/fishdirect-uk
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:18 AM   #6 
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My mother put her foot down, and won't let me keep frozen foods in the freezer. So, I bought Tetra Delica Brine Shrimp and Blood Worms, which come in little sachets. One of my fishes loved them, and the other isn't so keen (but seems to really like sayuri betta pellets).
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:56 AM   #7 
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My mother put her foot down, and won't let me keep frozen foods in the freezer. So, I bought Tetra Delica Brine Shrimp and Blood Worms, which come in little sachets. One of my fishes loved them, and the other isn't so keen (but seems to really like sayuri betta pellets).

I use Sayuri betta pellets aswell as Attisons Betta Pellets.

The Sayuri Pellets are by far the smallest pellets ive seen sold.

Could you not buy one of those mini refrigerators (The little ones designed for keeping cans of pop/beer cold) They dont take up much space, And you could keep the Bloodworms cold that way..
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:45 PM   #8 
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I use Sayuri betta pellets aswell as Attisons Betta Pellets.

The Sayuri Pellets are by far the smallest pellets ive seen sold.

Could you not buy one of those mini refrigerators (The little ones designed for keeping cans of pop/beer cold) They dont take up much space, And you could keep the Bloodworms cold that way..
Yes, the sayuri pellets were recommended by you

I'm actually thinking of getting one of those mini refridgerators...
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:25 PM   #9 
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I just buy them from petsmart because if i buy them online i will be paying triple because of the shipping. I am using Hikari because they have a 3 step sterilization process.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:39 PM   #10 
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I'm kind of afraid to try the frozen food because it might be gross looking and stink. lol
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