Replay of The Question and Answer Session With Mr. Saltwater Tank on 4/21/2014

This week’s topic was my top 5 corals that won’t break the bank. Here’s the list and make sure you don’t miss the care instructions during the show:

  • Montipora Undata (Montipora undata)
  • Montipora Setosa (Montipora setosa)
  • Zoanthids
  • Gorgonians
  • Meat Corals (Acanthophyllia deshayesiana)

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Comments for this article (9)

  • Manny De Lira says:

    Hey Mark. Greetings from College Station TX. I’ll keep this short. When are we going to see an updated video of Mr. saltwatertank’s tank ? Its been a long time and in your last video you didn’t have hardly any sps. Please give us an update.

  • roeimatan says:

    Hey mark.

    I would love to have a podcust of you! (The one you can download from itunes…)

    So we could download the Q&A of you on our phones and listen to you on our way to work and such…

    Love you from israel.


  • polojeff2003 says:

    Podcast is a good idea.

  • Guillermo Dewitt says:

    Hi friend, Im follow a year ago. You are excellent and have very nice videos.
    I have a question.
    What is your opinion about twinstar for removal of algae?


  • Pete Zarrillo says:

    I am having problems with hair algae in a 40 breeder. I’ve tried jumbo snails and nudibranch. what would you suggest?

  • Brennen says:

    Pete, hair algae is a battle. You need to identify the reasons why you have it to beat it. Phosphates need to be low, Feedings need to be appropriate, and water changes need to be performed frequently. For some tanks tumbling GFO is a good way to get them down. Refugium will also help control the growth of hair algae by growing beneficial algae. Keep in mind the two forms of algae will compete for nutrients in the water. You will most likely need a decent amount of macro algae to kill the hair algae. Or you can do 3 days of darkness in the main tank while the refugium is lit to starve the hair algae while you grow beneficial macro algae. This is a more natural approach. Other methods include carbon style filtration to keep ulns. Personally I now use zeovit in combination with high flow. The risk becomes cyano vs hair algae in a carbon style system, water flow is important in a cyano battle.

  • Alexander t says:

    Scolys were re-classified.

  • andrew says:

    never heard of a gorg that died to air. i have exposed quite a few photosynthetic gorgs to air. and all lived. got any sources?

  • Matt Faso says:

    Hey Mark,
    This is probably a dumb question but why can’t you dip gorgonians?


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