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Old 04-30-2008, 05:28 PM   #11
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A well respected hobbyist/writer once told me to leave the supplements and coral foods on the shelves....Good water (With changes), good light, good flow, good growth.

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I had no idea there is coral food.

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I had no idea there is coral food.
Corals are autotrophic and heterotrophic, photosynthesizing and actively feeding within the water columns. There are a plethura of beneficial foods available.
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When it comes to feeding corals...it really depends on the speices. I agree with the others in that GSP do not require any speical feeding requirements. Just make sure you feed a good variety of food along with dietary supplements (vita-chem, selcon, zoe, etc.) and the corals will be fine. Coral feeding is greatly dependant on the type of coral. To a large degree, most will do well with a quality-fed tank and good lighting.
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I set up my tank to be in front of 2 windows. One gets direct sunlight in the early am and the other gets indirect light all day. I put the corals in view of the windows for natural lighting. I think I had them about a week and they doubled in height/growth but not spreading outward. Yes you are correct about the purple blanket. That's a perfect identification. I thought it was the liquid feedings? But could also be the sunlight. They are doing amazingly well. So its the sunlight not the liquid food then making them grow faster. This would make a great experiment. One set up with food under low lighting and another with out food in direct sunlight in a very cold room. Has anyone tried this before?

My water is home made with filtered tap water. The tank is only 1-2 weeks old but filled with live rock and sand. So I guess that makes it established. But other than my feedings there is nothing else for the corals to eat unless they eat algae from the sun and minerals from the water.

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