help id my coral

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by szogun, Feb 23, 2004.

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  1. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would feed it the same time four time a week. Regardless of if the polyps are out. Eventually the polyps will come out everyday at that time.
    Remember most corals eat Zooplancton. Phytoplankton is what Clams, Mushrooms, Zooanthids and polyps eat.
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  3. tdevil

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    wow, that is a cool Gorgonian
    you are sure picking some hard corals to take care of, good luck and keep us posted;)

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  4. szogun

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    Ok Jason but I have the zooplancton in a liquid. you mean I should mix a little amount with the water and spray the gorgonian. Another thing is, I dont have lots of corals isnt that gonna pollute my water if I do it 4 times a week?
     
  5. Jason McKenzie

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    I'm not sure of the name brand of Zooplankton you have. In liquid form I would use like a tablespoon mixed with a cup of water. That would be more than enough for the coral with that frequency.

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    szogun Feather Duster

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    Its called Kent Marine ZooPlex this is what my LFS recommended
    what you think about DT's
     
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  9. szogun

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    So is it possible to polute the water with zooplancton or phytoplancton?
    I'm doing it every other day I mix zoo with phyto total of 1 tspoon
     
  10. Jason McKenzie

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    well I don't think that amount is necessary for the amount of coral you have in your tanks. The Two Corals you have shown use require Zoo not Phyto. So I would ease up on the DT's. you may want to find a more meaty version of Zooplancton. I would look into Golden pearl or Cyclop-eeze. Two very rich in protein zoo sources.
    I have never used Kent zoo you may want to research the different types of zooplankton on the market and decide witch is best.
     
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    Jason

    Nice post and ID

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