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I have a question about how the reef chili product (as well as reef roids) is used to feed sps corals. I have various acropora, seriotopora, pocillopora, and montipora in my tank. They're all doing well but I've read these products will increase color, polyp extension, and growth. How does this work since the sps corals don't seem to consume the food directly as do lps or anemones. Do sps absorb dissolved amino acids or other nutrients from the water added via these foods? How should I best use these foods to benefit my sps corals?
For the most part Reef chili is designed for more soft corals and LPS which can take food directly. With SPS you will not need to supplement with reef shili rather using amino acid and other trace elements to supplement SPS. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
In short the answer is no, unfortunately the food would being to have issue and decay rather quickly as well as settle down to the bottom of a container. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The dosage can be done one to 5 times a week depending on your system and likeliness of the corals to consume the food. Usually one to two times per week is common. Around 1 spoonful per 20 gallons will work well and it can be target fed if needed! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
it is a great idea to stop the return pump from taking away the left over food. In most cases this can be as little as 5 minutes. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Thanks for reaching out to us. Each jar of BRS Reef Chili includes directions, a feeding jar, and a measuring spoon.
We actually pack the spoon inside of the bottle so you may need to do a little digging to find it. If you still can't find it let us know and we will get one sent out right away. You can call our Customer Service team at 763-432-9691.
The measuring spoon is actually 1/32 of a teaspoon so for the time being I would say just add a pinch of Reef Chili instead of a scoop.
Hope this helps!
Have a great day :)
By protecting the coral when feeding by using an upside down cup with a hole drilled to allow the turkey baster or feeding device through you can protect the corals from shrimp and fish. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Reef Chili will stay fresh for 3-4 months at room temperature. Reef Chili will stay fresh in the fridge for 9-12 months depending on how humid and cold your fridge is. For maximum freshness always make sure to keep the cap on tight. Any time after these dates and we recommend replacing the reef chili.
Reef chili is designed for a wide variety of corals which accept supplemental food. This is a fantastic source of nutrition for a Lobophylia and many other LPS and Softies. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Instructions: Suggest using every other day and adjust to your tanks needs.
1: Use the included portion spoon and add one level spoonful per 20 gallons to a half cup of tank water.
2: Shake the mixture vigorously for 30 seconds.
3: Either pour the mixture directly into the tank or target feed each coral with a syringe.
Each jar of BRS Reef Chili includes directions and a measuring spoon.
Reef Chili was originally created as a frozen fish/coral food and it worked out great, except for one thing, cost! Shipping frozen products overnight around the country is simply too expensive. Bulk Reef Supply co-founder Ryan made this product because he was tired of trying to feed his tank a dozen different things to keep all the corals and fish healthy and colorful. He also wanted to achieve faster growth rates from some of his slow growing frags and see his otherwise nocturnal corals come "alive" during the day with the lights on. All these products were frozen, expensive to ship and none of them are sold by the same vendor. He soon realized that none of this was necessary! He could make a 100% nutritionally complete food that didn't need to be frozen. Better yet, it can be done for just a few dollars a month.
Due to customs restrictions we are unable to ship this product to Canada
All the key ingredients are included in BRS Reef Chili:
- Bio-engineered Zooplankton
- Spray Dried Phytoplankton Freeze Dried Rotifers
- Freeze Dried Copepods
- Dried Daphnia
- Spirulina Powder
- Artemia Nauplii Replacement Diet
With this much variety you can feel safe knowing that you have done your best to meet the nutritional needs of every filter feeder in your tank. There is absolutely no need to use any other products.
Great Product, Easy and Fun to use! By Ken P on 8/17/2017Ken P would recommend this product to a friendI wanted to wait a little bit so as to give Reef Chili a few weeks to see how my corals responded to it. It didn't take that long for me to see a definite difference in feeding response and growth. Both have increased dramatically. My Zoas, other softies, and LPS all love this stuff. Plus, its actually fun to feed as they seem to go crazy for the stuff. I've started adding a cube or two of frozen mysis shrimp in the bottle when I mix for even a better response, especially my Acans. I'm definitely a believer!!
Not Impressed By LM on 7/24/2017LM wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMy corals don't seem to be responding any differently than they have been to the blend of reef food I made. IMO the feeding spoon they give you is way to small of a portion for what they recommend.
It's the BEE's KNEE's By Kurt on 7/19/2017Kurt would recommend this product to a friendThis stuff is awesome! All of my corals loved it. LPS and SPS when nuts for it. The price is great and the bottle last a long time. Can't go wrong purchasing this. Thanks BRS!
Amazing Stuff By Suraj on 5/30/2017Suraj would recommend this product to a friendCorals Keeps on asking for more! This stuff is great and will continue to buy to provide healthy growth and diet to my corals.
This Stuff!!! By City Reefer on 5/5/2017City Reefer would recommend this product to a friendThis stuff.....
I will be using Reef Chili till BSR stops making it.
My corals and fish love this stuff!
Best coral food I've ever run across.
Wow By Joshua Brown on 3/1/2017Joshua Brown would recommend this product to a friendHad been feeding an array of different liquid and frozen foods to my different coral. Ordered Monday, used free shipping, got it today (Wednesday) in So. Illinois. Impressive, BRS is the best.
Did the first feeding tonight. Holy crap! Furthest polyp extension I have ever seen in reaction to food. I cannot believe it.
Will take time to determine how well it helps them grow, but they defiantly like it a lot.
Great work guys, I know the company was kind of built around this, and you guys deserve to have grown because of it. Incredible.
Just WoW By Randy on 2/13/2017Randy would recommend this product to a friendThis is the first time I have purchased this. I have always read various products would cause all SPS to go Crzy with PE. But non have ever done this for me, until I used this. All my SPS go crazy when this gets into the water. The response is just amazing. I will definitely purchase this again when I need to. JUST WOW!!!
Good food By Bowhunt69 on 2/12/2017Bowhunt69 would recommend this product to a friendJust started using this product. Corals seem to love it. Time will tell.
LOVE IT!!! By Adam on 12/14/2016Adam would recommend this product to a friendHave been using the Reef Chili for a couple weeks now and it's just amazing. There is almost an instant response from all my sps, lps and softies once the chili hits the water column! The sun corals come to life and fully open waiting on their turn to get some reef chili....even the Blue/Green Chromis seem to go into a feeding frenzy mode when I am feeding the corals with it.
I don't know what y'all put in this stuff but the response of my aquarium is like a cat on catnip...it's crack for corals...LOL
Great Polyp Response By Andrew on 12/7/2016Andrew would recommend this product to a friendThis food seems to give the best polyp response for my tank compared to other foods. Very happy with this.
Very Clean food By Tim on 11/6/2016Tim would recommend this product to a friendNever feel guilty about feeding within recommended range. It always feels like the tank likes it and it doesn't pollute the water.
Amazing By Gb on 10/11/2016Gb would recommend this product to a friendI know this is a Coral food, but my fish go Bonkers for this stuff.. The Corals respond good as well. Highly recommend this and cannot imagine anyone saying this is not a good product. A must try!!!
A little goes a loooong way.