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Old 10-11-2011, 09:24 PM   #11
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All mushrooms, even ricordeas, will not stick to Coral/Super Glue. From experience...
You're right,rubber band when possible,or use small piece of rubble rock in sand in shot glass until they attach to the rock,then place it where you want them.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:26 PM   #12
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Can anyone tell me why the 2 mushrooms I bought melted away within two days? Lol all parameters normal, SG 1.026 trates 10. My lighting is 6x39w t5ho
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:52 PM   #14
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The different colored zoas are different colors because they reflect back light at those frequencies. Is green the most efficient color? Why do they express different pigments?
Green is the color of the sugars that most plants make when they make energy. That is why almost all plants are green. I assume that has something to do with the growth rate of the zoas.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:46 PM   #15
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Green is the color of the sugars that most plants make when they make energy. That is why almost all plants are green. I assume that has something to do with the growth rate of the zoas.
Actually green is the color of chlorophyll a, which is the most common light catching pigment in plants. Im not sure what pigments the symbiotic zooxanthelle that live in the coral have. Might have to go dig through my coral reef ecology class notes.
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I have not read this anywhere, But im 99% sure that a coral would not have chlorophyll
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I have not read this anywhere, But im 99% sure that a coral would not have chlorophyll
If it is a true algae in the corals tissues, and algae is plant life, wouldn't chlorophyll have to be involved?
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If it is a true algae in the corals tissues, and algae is plant life, wouldn't chlorophyll have to be involved?
Did some quick looking through my notes and some journal articles and found that the zooxanthellae contain "chlorophylls a and c, B-carotene,and the xanthophylls perdinin, and neo-perdinin, diadinoxantbin, dinoxanthin".
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Ohh. I just said that bc i think of corals as more of an animal and very different from a plant. Thats all
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Can anyone tell me why the 2 mushrooms I bought melted away within two days? Lol all parameters normal, SG 1.026 trates 10. My lighting is 6x39w t5ho
Light shock? or maybe they were already on their way downhill, or maybe something in the water chemical warfare from other corals?
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