Basics of Reef Success – Beginner Corals

I never recommend that beginners actually start out with "beginner corals". Very frequently so-called beginner corals go on to become pests since they are (generally speaking) faster growing, less susceptible to tank stresses and often more aggressive than "ordinary corals". For beginners, instead of going generic with "beginner corals", I generally recommend spending all the... Continue Reading →

Global microbialization of coral reefs

Global microbialization of coral reefs Andreas F. Haas, Mohamed F. M. Fairoz, Linda W. Kelly, Craig E. Nelson, Elizabeth A. Dinsdale et al. Nature Microbiology, Apr 25, 2016 DOI: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.42 PDF Available Great article!   It basically wraps up the side-effects of carbon dosing and algae blooms and how they affect corals negatively (including everything up... Continue Reading →

The Assimilation of Diazotroph-Derived Nitrogen by Scleractinian Corals Depends on Their Metabolic Status

The Assimilation of Diazotroph-Derived Nitrogen by Scleractinian Corals Depends on Their Metabolic Status Vanessa N. Bednarza, Renaud Grovera, Jean-François Maguerb, Maoz Finec, Christine Ferrier-Pagès 10 January 2017, mBio, vol. 8, no. 1 e02058-16 doi: 10.1128/mBio.02058-16 Copyright © 2017 Bednarz et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. I... Continue Reading →

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