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Old 03/23/2014, 04:37 PM   #15
Peter Eichler
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Originally Posted by hypostatic View Post
This is the key.

Keeping your tank too clean will get rid of the copepods and phyto that the gonis need to thrive, which is why they sometimes start to decline, seemingly without reason. Because they are slowly starving to death in a nutrient poor system
I've heard this over and over again in relation to Goniopora, along with there being some need to have higher nitrates for these corals to thrive, but I have yet to see a single bit of proof or evidence to support it. I've struggled with low nutrients and keeping nitrates detectable, I skim very heavily and do not spot feed, yet the multiple colonies of Goniopora that I have thrive and grow like weeds. I've had most of them for well over 2 years.


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