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Old 08-23-2004, 10:22 AM   #1
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Applying electricity to coral reefs in order to save them.

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Which brought me to wonder about home aquaria, how the current really could affect fish, and...


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This initiates an electrolytic reaction causing mineral crystals naturally found in seawater, mainly calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide, to grow on the structure.
In a closed system trace elements would need to be monitored closly to keep from having them drop to low. I cant help but question how much was done to study the affects of the fish and invert live aside from the apparent coral growth acceleration. In the short term coral growth can be attributed to this electroylic process causing faster laying down of calcuim but will the acutal living tissue grow at the same rate?

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Hey what about addressing the pollution that is causing the destruction of the reefs in the first place?

I dunno. call me crazy, but you can create all the man made reefs you want. If They all die from pollution then its just a giant waste of time, money, and research.
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