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Rod's Food is Totally Awesome!

Discussion in 'Vendor Experiences' started by MuralReef, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    I just wanted to publicly thank Rod and his company for their support. I had talked to Rod at MACNA and today he sent me what he called a little care package to support our classroom reef tank. I greatly appreciate your support and generosity![​IMG]
     
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  2. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thats awesome!
     
  3. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Way cool love that food!
     
  4. blkwell

    blkwell Copepod

    My tank inhabitants love Rod's food! Great that they did that for you.
     
  5. Walter White

    Walter White Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    just curious those that use this do you rinse it at all?
     
  6. blkwell

    blkwell Copepod

    I don't rinse. I do rinse mysis and some of the other frozen stuff, but not Rod's
     
  7. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Rod's Food is awesome. Super cool guy too.
    Kris, the Original blend specifically says not to rinse it since there are small food particles for coral that would be washed away. I rinse the pacific plankton (mostly out of habit). Not sure about the other types.
     
  8. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Rinsing frozen food is a thing?
     
  9. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Sure - I've never tested this, but anecdotally it makes sense to me. Rinsing frozen food like mysis, krill, brine shrimp, or silversides will get rid of some of the "juice" that gets packaged with the food that may contain phosphates or other undesirables. It also thaws the food - maybe my fishes like that? I just put the cube or portion of the cube in a small net, give it a quick rinse in the sink, leave it for a minute and then give it a final quick rinse before adding it to the tank.
     
  10. Walter White

    Walter White Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yep I started doing this with Mysis as many brands DO recommend. I noticed it can and does has an impact on measurable nutrients so I started doing it with all frozen foods I use But I do agree rinsing the Rods does seem to wash away allot of stuff that is probably otherwise beneficial. I have been experimenting with Rods so Ill try it without rinsing.

    Thanks for the feedback. Also it is very cool of them to support the students like that.
     
  11. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member


    Good to know. Thanks for the input.
     
  12. Highway66

    Highway66 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member


    Thats awsome. Great PR and karma to boot.
     
  13. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Rod is the man!!! Has always been extremely supportive of our club and now looks like he took it several notches farther!!!

    Congrats Mr Mural and kids and kudos to Rod!!!
     
  14. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Awesome sponsors are AWESOME!!!
     
  15. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    I was overwhelmed by the generosity!
     

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