Too much coral?

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  1. rakabos

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    Hi

    Is there such a thing as too much coral? I have a 270L tank with about 9 or so fish and lotsa softies , sps, lps etc

    Is there such a thing as too much coral? Does more coral = better water quality or no real effect?

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    I guess you jus gonna have to change ur carbon more often cos of the chemical warfare the corals produce and regular water change.
     
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    Depends what coral we are talking about. Softies do remove a certain amount of nitrates and phosphates from the tank.
     
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    ok... i do a 50L water change every 2 weeks or so. So thats 30% or so each month give or take. I guess just keep an eye on things and stop buying them corals lol
     
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    80% softies in my case, so they do have a positive effect then?
     
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    corals themselves are filters, so one can have alot of them.
    just run carbon, and remember to dose the correct additives.
    i use brightwell elemental power, and iodine. since most of your corals are softies iodine will be used the most in your tank.
     
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    Ok..

    Ive been dosing iodine and Trace elements ( i forget the brand name )
     
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    thats cool... i started adding and testing for Fe, and my corals are doubling in size
     
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    In what form? Iron Chelate?
     
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    I doubt you can ever overstock, baring in mind your system need must handle it wrt skimmer, nutrients etc:

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    brightwells Ferion additive
     
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    holy crap, now thats a reef!
     
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    Wow dude, that's fantastic! I suppose at some point you could have too much coral if it grows to the point that it actually displaces too much water... but what a great problem to have! ;-)
     
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    do you have a link to this tank "broken rubber"?
     
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    wow,awesome looking tank,i think if you have sps then if they get to much for your tank you could just frag them?
     
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    Broken rubber! lol! :lol: Sean you should never have told us! haha!
     
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    You guys crack me up. Think I'm gonna go the Jameson route now:1:
     
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