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Old 02-28-2005, 08:36 PM   #1
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food for coral

i would like to have polyps and mushroom. what should i feed them with?
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Old 02-28-2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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You really do not need to do anyting special for them. What do you feed the main tank? They should get enough leftover food at feeding time. Light is the most important food they should be getting. You can get some plankton Like DTs or Liquid life but really not needed with mushrooms and polyps. Good luck...Lando
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i feed my tank with flake foods and dried brine shrimp.
wht kind of corals they need food? i mean something special for them.
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Old 02-28-2005, 10:00 PM   #4
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You may want to incoorerate some high quality froozen foods. Brine shrimp has no nutritional value to fish, it is like eating potato chips. Check out some froozen mysis or krill. And check to see if it is enriched or "gut loaded" with vitamins.
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do you think i need calcium test kit? what brand do you recommend?
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Old 03-01-2005, 12:10 AM   #6
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testing for Calcium would not hurt. I have a SeaTest and am happy with it.
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lando, i see you have a lot of corals in your tank... do you use something like calcium or reef supplement to grow those beautiful coral?
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Best to test both Calcium and Alkalinity if you're going to test one. These measurements are very interrelated and if you bump one without managing the other you could find your tank out of balance.
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so... calcium liquid is necessary for the tank if i want to keep corals?
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I dose a balanced Ca/Alk (b-Ionic) a couple of times a week after I've tested for both. I never dose either without testing for both. Corals (particularly stoney corals [LPS/SPS]) will use the calcuim and alkalinity in your system dropping your levels. If you don't have corals then Ca/Alk are less of a worry.
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