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Old 11-28-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Phytoplankton?

I was just wondering what brand of bottled phytoplankton you use. I know that everyone has their own opinion and expectations, but what would you recomend for soft corals???
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Phyto is one of those things that if you do it you need to underfeed your tank. I use DT`s and it says to add everyday but I add it maybe every 5 days. Excessive phyto feedings will foul your tank up in a minute. I sure dont want to see you with a post wondering why my tank is over run with algea. What type soft corals do you have?
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Well Im trying soft corals for the first time (I havent gotten them yet) But Im thinking some zoos, mushrooms and polyps.
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No need for phyto with anything you listed.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:42 AM   #5
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ok, thank you!!! But then What do I feed them? I mean I know that they filter feed and photosynthesis and calcium etc..... but what else?
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They will get all they need from the lighting and water column. I`ve never fed my mushrooms and I`ve gone from 1 to hundreds.
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I agree with Mike. Mushrooms and Zoas will grow like mad if they like your system. I too started with 1 mushroom and now have them all over my system. As long as your system is balanced and stable Zoas will do well.
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