Starving Algae and Pests Until They Die? The Unintended Consequences of Ultra Low Nutrients
Are you actually harming your corals by controlling Nitrate & Phosphate levels to kill problem algae and pests? Have we had this wrong the entire time? How is pest algae and coral zooxanthellae related? Do they react the same to changes in Nitrates and Phosphates?
This is the first of episodic approach to understanding the relationships between Nitrogen, Phosphorus, corals, zooxanthellae and algae control in saltwater aquariums & widen our perspective for what our corals need to thrive. How to care more for the corals as pets themselves rather than an afterthought to the fish & tank husbandry.