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Old 11-30-2011, 01:08 PM   #51
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Good to hear everything is going well. Did you ever move your xenia up on the rock into more light and water flow, how is that one doing now?
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:02 PM   #52
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No I didn't move it. I think it's doing pretty well!
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:53 PM   #53
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Glad to hear they are doing well , question for you thiough. How the heck do you feed a coral? I tried to put food in the seasquirt and it just plugged it. Also what is a silverside?
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:39 AM   #54
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Soft corals live off of their zozanthellea algae that lives in side them through photosynthesis as do all corals. The zozanthellea however feeds of of micro plankton in your water. So depending on the mouth size of your coral depends on what you feed them. Take example of softies and zoas will more than likely eat phyto feast made by reef nutrition and sps will eat oyster feast by the same company.

Silversides are small fish 4-6" fish that can be fed to carnivorous fish and nems as a food source instead of live foods
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:50 AM   #55
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Not ALL corals are photosynthetic. There are some that need to be fed. Though, most just need good lighting and get fed from the water column.
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I was just going from a general stand point. I don't know many newbie reefers that are into NPS corals and the constant feedings that have to be done to keep them, besides Georgians they seem to do good without constant feeding.
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I was just going from a general stand point. I don't know many newbie reefers that are into NPS corals and the constant feedings that have to be done to keep them, besides Georgians they seem to do good without constant feeding.
I agree, just didn't want him to think every coral is photosynthetic and then get a NPS and have it die. That's all.
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I see where your coming from. Good point.
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torch coral would that be considered a nps
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torch coral would that be considered a nps
Torches are an LPS. But benefit from target feeding. Need moderate flow and light.
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