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PostSubject: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:28 pm

Hi guys and gals as the title says where do you buy your algae wafers from and what type do you buy the lfs are getting silly on prices now so i was looking for idea's of where other people are buying from
i have seen some on the bay of E but im unsure if they are quality or not
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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:32 pm

hi zooplus.co.uk is a good place to buy from i get most of my stuff from them.
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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:01 pm

Which type/brand do you buy from there ???
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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:37 pm

Hikari from eBay, you can't go wrong cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:47 am

yeah im confused with this i buy ones that are a cream colour i bought some of ebay in bulk and they are green any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:32 pm

Hi,I wouldn't buy anything that is not sealed in packets as you just have no idea of what they really are.Hikari are an excellent one to buy and i also use Tetra at times.Mine absolutely love Tetra Pro Veg flakes and always come straight out to eat them when I put some in.They are very small and thin little tiny round flakes with spirulina and all mine love them.I do only have a few bristlenoses in my tank though,they are food for all fish so if you have other fish in their they will probably gobble it up so you might have to feed it at lights out and they do sink.I buy my food from different places,depends where i am at the time.Ebay is good but as i said get the proper packets.

Philiptracey,what are the cream coloured ones you buy called?
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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:52 pm

As above, Tetra Pro Veg flakes they are excellent, and as said because most fish like them you dont get any waste.
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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:09 pm

I don't bother with them anymore I just feed a variety of fresh vegetables
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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:58 pm

philiptracey wrote:
yeah im confused with this i buy ones that are a cream colour i bought some of ebay in bulk and they are green any ideas?

As Bristlenoses asked do you know what the cream coloured ones were called?

I have recently tried the Hikari mini algae wafers and was happy with them, with them being smaller it meant I could distribute them more and it cut down on any squabbles, especially where there was more than one male in a tank. Ebay can be a great source of quality food at at a good price but be wary of foods that are not in the original packaging that is often claimed to be bought in bulk by the seller.

Some algae wafers also contain more protein than others and it's useful to know the quantity before buying/feeding.
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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:25 pm

i think i will give the hikari a try see how they get on with that, seems quite a few people are using and the price dont seem to bad i was paying silly prices at the lfs for small packets costing me a fotune
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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:52 pm

parkadge wrote:
I don't bother with them anymore I just feed a variety of fresh vegetables

Hi,fresh veg is an excellent food for them but in my opinion they do need algae in their diet. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:58 pm

Some algae wafers also contain more protein than others and it's useful to know the quantity before buying/feeding.[/quote]


Hi Jim,I have a question about this protein.As animal protein and plant protein are different in certain areas.As long as it is plant protein being fed and not animal protein,such as blood worm etc,wouldn't it be o.k whatever the percentage?
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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:42 pm

It's something I read in Dougs ebook and it's the actual concentration of the algae in the wafers.

Sorry Sad but because it is from Dougs book I'm not really sure if I can go into to much detail but only add that the book is full of great info and I would recommend it to anyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:40 pm

yes there are some differences between plant and animal protein in terms of the tercery and quaternary structure but when it comes to the units that make up the structure they are the same. algae wafers concentrate the protein down, some even add in extra protein.

just pays to check before you throw them in. For example, wafers specifically for shrimp tend to have more protein in them to help give them nice red colours Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Algae wafer ( where do you buy yours)   Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:06 pm

I use Omega One Veggie Rounds as well as lots of veggies. I buy them at the LFS but have ordered them online as well.
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