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Old 08-11-2015, 01:26 AM   #31
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It would make sense in a way that there would be many minerals in coral skeleton/crushed coral (I am no scientist here) because there are so many in the salt mixes.

One reason some people wonder about not being able to keep some kinds of live corals and "delicate" creatures, wondering if it is due to something missing from our "man made" salt and environment, that would otherwise be in the creatures home naturally.

I wonder if the skeletons would vary on mineral content depending on if they came from the ocean (one vs. another, and / or our skeletons from our SW tanks) As in nutritionally deficient if from our deficient tanks or better because of how well the salt mixes (like a multivitamin) are formulated; or our tanks. Or for that matter, one type of coral vs. a different kind. Just a side thought or wonderment.
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I did see something on mineral banding and zoning (maybe seasonal - not sure). I guess this might reflect the environment but maybe the coral is doing something as well?

Will see if I come across it again. Unfortunately most were locked away scientific papers.
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