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Pond Feeders #13279966 09/13/19 06:55 PM
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Does anyone use feeders for their ponds? If so, what food do you use?


On average, your heart beats 100,000 times a day. One day, one of those heartbeats will be your last. Then what?

The answer is found in Jesus Christ who said "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10
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Re: Pond Feeders [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13279992 09/13/19 07:16 PM
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You have a few to choose from: Texas Hunter, Texas Avenger and then the rest. Texas Hunter stands behind their product and so does Texas Avenger. Hunter is easy to work on if it every goes under water or is flooded. I have yet to work on an avenger system.

Feed wise I like optimal fish food--high quality and gets shipped to your door step, then purina aquamax, and then skretting. Not all feed is the same, if targeting for better bluegill get a higher protein feed, catfish a lower protein is fine (their stomach system was designed to digest low quality feed).


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Get with me for the all aluminum feeders we designed. The King Ranch is using our feeders. So fsr we have replaced abput 200 of their 400 plus feeders. They tried five different manufacturers and went with ours....

We made a floating pond feeder as well that copies our proven deer feeders. All aluminum. Will live forever. Your grandkids grandkids will be enjoying them. And aluminum transfers heat 5 times faster than steel eliminating condensation for better quality feed.

https://houston.craigslist.org/spo/d/humble-floating-fish-feeder/6972740645.html

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Re: Pond Feeders [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13280641 09/14/19 02:46 PM
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Thanks for the information about the feeders but I was looking more into what to put into the feeders.


On average, your heart beats 100,000 times a day. One day, one of those heartbeats will be your last. Then what?

The answer is found in Jesus Christ who said "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10
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Re: Pond Feeders [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13281083 09/15/19 12:54 AM
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Dan,

Buy minimum 32% protein fish food. Tractor Supply sells a good fish food product. Rangen is the best I have found( up to 42% protein) but it is not widely available. I used to drive once a month to Angleton to get it...its that good. I don't like catfish food with ingredients designed for catfish rather I prefer to get multi species types.

Never , ever feed dog food...or you'll be sorry.

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I’m using Optimal and like the results. But, I don’t hesitate to use Purina Optimax . Skretting is too hard to get in the Fort Worth area but it is a good feed. A bunch of us around DFW get together in the Spring and make a large purchase to cut down on shipping expense on the Optimal.

Agree with ML on using anything that isn’t specifically designed and formulated for fish.

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Anyone use "Sportsman's Choice ~ Trophy Fish Feed"?


On average, your heart beats 100,000 times a day. One day, one of those heartbeats will be your last. Then what?

The answer is found in Jesus Christ who said "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10
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Re: Pond Feeders [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13359006 12/02/19 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan_n_Texas
Anyone use "Sportsman's Choice ~ Trophy Fish Feed"?


Yes, have used it for several years now and very happy with the results. Very reasonably priced 36% protein fish formulation.

I really like the 25 pound bag size...only draw back has been Tractor Supply doesn't always keep it in stock. It is far superior to the catfish food.

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Originally Posted by Meadowlark
Dan,

Buy minimum 32% protein fish food. Tractor Supply sells a good fish food product. Rangen is the best I have found( up to 42% protein) but it is not widely available. I used to drive once a month to Angleton to get it...its that good. I don't like catfish food with ingredients designed for catfish rather I prefer to get multi species types.

Never , ever feed dog food...or you'll be sorry.



Why would you be sorry? The dog food is lower quality im sure, but guessing it just causes an algae bloom?

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Originally Posted by armycornhusker


Why would you be sorry? The dog food is lower quality im sure, but guessing it just causes an algae bloom?


Algae bloom would be the least of the reasons to avoid it...how about liver damage to fish, significantly reduced life expectancy, poor performance gains in your fish...for starters.

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