Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #35: Soak it Up!

Getting your fish used to it can require a bit of help.

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  • Mad Hatter Reef says:

    Good One! I use New Life Spectrum too.

  • Matt says:

    Mark, what is the circular thing in the upper left hand corner of your tank?

  • Jonathan Peyton says:

    Are the pellets as nutritionally sound as the frozen mysis?

  • Richard says:

    Thanks for another great Friday morning tip. Btw what is that circular thing on the top left of your tank?

  • Aaron says:

    I have the same question…. I have mostly Lps, Duncan, dendro and other meat eaters so I stick with mysis and blood worms as well as the some cytoplese. Are pellets something I should consider add to the diet. My fish love it all but the blood worm which I try to keep for my hungry coral. Lol one more question, my nem’s I alternate silversides and krill. Should I think about something else for them as well?

  • Chris says:

    it’s a magnified viewer

  • ScottA says:

    The circular thing is a Magnet cleaner with a magnifying glass.. He showcased them on one of his videos. Pretty cool. Replaces your algae scraper and lets you see your corals up close!

  • Arteom says:

    That’s not a real good idea because pellet food loose a-lot of their nutrients once soaked, Vitamin C is almost eradicated 10 seconds after they are added to water. Pellet foods are made with high heat and pressure, so many manufactures coat the pellet with vitamins after they are pressed into the shape, since the high heat would just cook out most of the nutrients. These coated nutrients are meant to be eaten almost instantly, not floating around, or in water for a minute, this greatly diminishes vitamin content.

  • Kevin says:


    Mark is using some kind of magnifying glass its also covered a few video’s ago.

    here is the video:

    its at 3 min 50 sec.

  • Matt says:

    Great tip chap…

  • Phil says:

    I love the portal.

  • Arteom…I mentioned in the tip that this is good for getting fish to take to the pellets. Once they are used to eating them, you can stop soaking them.

  • Pellets are part of my diet rotation. I don’t feed corals though..unless they are non-photosynthetic, it isn’t needed.

    Nem should be fine with that.

  • Wes says:

    Mark, to counter the lose of nutrients as suggested, which I don’t think would be an issue with the Spectrum brand, could you soak them in the vitamin solution you profiled a few weeks ago? Would kill two corals with one falling piece of LR!

  • Jeff Peterson says:

    Wes made a funny. harr harr.

  • Wes says:

    I actually stole Marks funny. He said it in one of his previous vids. It really cracked me up so I figured I would steal some of his thunder, but the credit is all his.

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