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Old 08-31-2007, 04:25 AM   #1
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Article on Corals

Not sure if this has been posted or is known about - just came across an interesting article concerning corals and their life-giving symbiotic relationship with an interesting organism.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0830165013.htm
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Good article...thanks for sharing.
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ôSymbiodinium uses sunlight to convert CO2 into carbohydrates for the corals to feed on"

Commonly called zooxanthellae on the boards. That's why we spend all that $$ on lighting Interesting though that they have 100x's more DNA than we do.
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Commonly called zooxanthellae on the boards. That's why we spend all that $$ on lighting
Funny huh? With all of the focus on clowns/anemones and gobies/pistol shrimp symbiotic relationships, we often over-looking one of the most important symbiotic relationships...that being the one between zooxanthellae and their host corals.
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we often over-looking one of the most important symbiotic relationships...that being the one between zooxanthellae and their host corals.
Not me. I run 720 watts of lighting over a 55 gal
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