Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Gift from Rod

During the 1930s, the name Roderick (of Old German origin, meaning “famous power”) was at its peak.

The end of the baby boom in the mid-60s were noteworthy not only for all the political and social upheaval, but also because they mark the decline of Roderick’s popularity as a birth name.

We don’t know too many Rods nowadays, save for a few famous exceptions: Rodney Dangerfield, A-Rod,“Rowdy” Roddy Piper and dear, sweet Rod Flanders.

For the few Rods’ out there, that didn’t stop the creator of the newest sensation Rod’s Reef, to add his name into his product.

Packed with: Shrimp, Scallop, Oyster, Clam, Squid, Octopus, Brine, Krill, Mysis, Grouper (or perch), Red Nori, green Nori, Broccoli, carrot, Frozen red plankton, Golden pearl, DTs Oyster eggs, Selco, Fresh hatched brine, Freshly harvested rotifers

Now I have no idea what rotifers are, so lets Wikipedia it shall we?

Hmmm, interesting, it seems that they are multi celled animals, and because that they are so small most people have never heard of their existence. To quote Huell Howser “Wow, I never knew that even existed!”

As I opened up the bright orange packaging. I can smell the freshly harvested rotifers and added a chunk to my feeding cup. I mixed it with some hot water and Voila! A red pinkish marinara that matches the color of “Rod” Stewart’s shirt.

A portion went to our newest employee and long time aquarist, Scott, and this is what he had to say:

“The large variety provided by Rod's food makes it the only food necessary to feed my entire system. I have LPS, SPS, soft corals, anemones, crabs, serphant stars, and of course many variety of fish. Rod's is the only food I need to keep my reef inhabitants happy and healthy.”

I added my mixture to my tank and immediately all clams, crabs, shrimp and of course, Malcom, my Maroon clown, were all over this tasty concoction. To be honest with all the different ingredients floating around, I didn’t see any broccoli. Maybe Malcom ate it first, since I taught him to eat his vegetables.

Over all I give this food a 4 out of 5 stars. Thanks Rod for making feeding that much easier for me.