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Old 08/12/2015, 08:09 AM   #1524
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Originally Posted by karimwassef View Post
I think there's a misconception about nutrients and corals. I had it for a long time and I'm convinced that it's a myth. I could be wrong, but here goes.

Nitrates and Phosphates are not evil. They don't kill corals on contact and they are actually necessary for a healthy thriving system. In nature, the export mechanisms are so healthy that the flow of nutrients is balanced (in and out) that the corals can grow with little competition from algae or dinos, etc...

It's like dieting by eliminating all fat and sugars. It's extreme and not healthy.

There is a happy middle place.
furthermore, there are several thriving, well established/mature systems that have what most would consider "high" nitrates and phosphates.

Evan | DSA 135g Peninsula
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