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Old 03/07/2018, 10:53 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by ozorowsky View Post
Would calcium on the higher end of the spectrum facilitate coral growth?
Nope..
http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/2004-05/rhf/index.php

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It does not appear that boosting the calcium concentration above natural levels enhances calcification (i.e., skeletal growth) in most corals. Experiments on Stylophora pistillata, for example, show that low calcium levels limit calcification, but that levels above about 360 ppm do not increase calcification.3
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3. A compartmental approach to the mechanism of calcification in hermatypic corals. Tambutte, E. Allemand, D. Mueller, E. and Jaubert, J. (1996) J. Exp. Biol. 199, 1029-1041.


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