Feeding of Corals

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  1. b-rad

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    Hi Guys
    I was just wondering what sort of supplement you all using for feeding corals?
    I have quite a few corals mainly softies but have a few sps aswell. They all seem to be growing fine but was wondering if there was anything I could feed them to make them flourish even more
    Thanks
     
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    brightwells have a range of coral foods
     
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    Is it really necessary to feed them though?
     
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    they do need to eat, and they apparently eat phytoplankton and other dissolved nutrients.
     
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    Yes it helps them allot in increasing the colour and strength. There is allot of products on the market that can help with sps corals. They do need supplements to keep them healthy eg,calsium,magnesium,trace elements etc. They would also like liquid coral food and I've heard of baby brine shrimp.
     
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    very interesting read frans..... just a question?
    heres a quote
    ``When the aquarium is viewed at night by using a flashlight, this phenomenon can also be seen. Unfortunately, this nocturnal festivity is somewhat ruined by the presence of a protein skimmer, which cannot tell the difference between what is useful and what is not.``

    if that happens, wouldn`t it help to turn the skimmer off for a period of the night?
     
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    Glad dyou enjoyed it martin...and I am going to put my foot in a storm now but yes IMHO it would be benifitial to put a skimmer on a timer and switch it off for a period of time after lights out, unfortunately most of us feed the fish at night...thus uneaten food etc in the tank. But yes thats what I do...kill the skimmer for a few hours at night. BTW get yourself one of these eveready headlamps with the red LED & check your system an hour or two after lights out ...you will be amazed ;)
     
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    will deffinately do, thanx frans
     
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