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Old 12/29/2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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"Prime Reef" Or "Formula One" which one?

Over the last 4 years I have used brine shrimp and mysis for my fish and seaweed for my tang, but I recently ran across these 2 types of food. the both contain veggies and seafood, but which one is the best. I have a small orange anthias, 2 saddleback clowns and one regal tang. It's a reef tank with everytype on coral also.(sps,lps ect.
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Old 12/29/2007, 03:44 PM   #2
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i use prime reef frozen and formula 1 and 2 flakes / pellets. but if the fish eat it.. its fish food..


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Old 12/29/2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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They are made by the same company so it really doesnt mater. They are both great foods. I use Prime Reef flakes and use frozen Formula 1. As you can see below you get a little more from the formula 1.

This is what you will get from prime reef
Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude protein (min) 4.5%
Crude fat (min) 1%
Crude fiber (max) 2%
Moisture (max) 92%

This is from Formula 1
Crude Protein (min) 13%
Crude Fat (min) 1.25%
Crude Fiber (max) 0.5%
Moisture (max) 85%


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Old 12/29/2007, 05:37 PM   #4
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Old 12/29/2007, 05:37 PM   #5
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Old 12/29/2007, 05:52 PM   #6
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I like Prime Reef better just because it is easier to mash up than Formula 1 or 2.


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Old 12/29/2007, 06:00 PM   #7
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less moisture is good.


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Old 12/30/2007, 06:29 AM   #8
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My fish refuses to eat Prime Reef, only once in a month, a very small piece.
Formula One and Two - I tried only pellets and flakes, were accepted well, especially the green formula 2.

Marine Cuisine was liked the most - in addition to other foods.


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Old 12/30/2007, 08:06 AM   #9
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Feed both for variety. The more varied the diet the better imo.


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Old 12/30/2007, 08:38 AM   #10
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Feed both for variety. The more varied the diet the better imo.
Agreed. I just buy one pack of every type of frozen food and alternate. This way you've got everything covered... If one food is missing something, or has too much of something, it is balanced out by everything else. I don't think that one food, no matter what it is, can be a complete diet.


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Old 12/30/2007, 09:43 AM   #11
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Both, and then some others. No reason not to offer variety.


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Old 12/30/2007, 11:07 AM   #12
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I've used Ocean Nutrition's frozen foods for years (Enriched Brine, Prime Reef, Formula 1, Formula 2, VHP, etc). Within the past two years, OC has taken to adding too much gel binder to their frozen formula foods, making them too difficult to crush into edible size pieces. I still use the frozen Brine and Prime Reef, but I've gone to Formula 1 Flake Food and Formula 1 & 2 pellets and no longer buy the frozen Formula 1 & 2.

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Old 12/30/2007, 08:56 PM   #13
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both, i like all of ocean nutritions frozen stuff, i mix em up, and omega 1 for flake, and pe mysis


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