For anyone that’s fumbled with seaweed and feeding clips, they you might want to check out Easy Reef Masstick, a self-adhering food you mix up and slap on the side of your aquarium.
Masstick comes in a powder that you re-hydrate with water to mix up into a paste that can be stuck on any surface in your aquarium to fit your needs. This means you can slap a few high your glass for your active fish, a few on your rocks or lower on your glass for your slower grazers or fish without swim bladders.
So what is it exactly? Easy Reef says “Masstick is a blend of diverse, all natural, self-production, highly technical compounds, providing natural and balanced nutrition for omnivorous fish and marine invertebrates. Masstick is comprised of raw materials of marine origin. It does not contain attractants, artificial preservatives or synthesis products.”
Looking into the product description, they note Masstick is comprised mainly of freeze-dried crustaceans, it does not contain fish skeletons and therefore low in phosphates compared to its protein content.
Since this is a powder, you can turbo charge the mix by adding your own additives or supplemental food like fish eggs, artemia, mysids, copepods, rotifers, medicines, etc.
Another nice thing is the food doesn’t disperse into the water for a few hours allowing adequate time for feeding without the food dissolving into the water column too quickly.
You can save time by mixing it up in advance and can freeze it as long as you use it within five weeks.
Easy Reef Masstick is available at select retailers here in the US. We found some listed at Premium Aquatics for $6.99 for 14g.
Has anyone tried Easy Reef Masstick? If so, we’d love to hear your experience in the comments.