Coral (Animal) vs. Zooxanthellae (Algae)? Care and Nutrient Needs? Likely Not What You Think

If we focus on coral zooxanthellae algae, will the zooxanthellae then take care of the coral? If every plant on the planet utilizes nitrogen and phosphorus for metabolic function, will healthier zooxanthellae provide better coral coloration and growth? Ryan discusses how Nitrate and Phosphate levels in your reef tank factor into the symbiotic relationship between our corals and zooxanthellae algae. Their relationship and health isn't something you can test for, but your eyes will tell you when you're doing it right.


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