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Old 06/21/2021, 07:14 AM   #4
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THat pH affects growth has been an assumption for a long time that hasen't held up when researched. Factors that can are feeding, tankmates (alleopathy or microbial shifts) excess labile DOC, lighting, as well as nutrient levels too high or too low.

Here's some stuff you might find informative:

orest Rohwer "Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas"

Changing Seas - Mysterious Microbes

Nitrogen cycling in hte coral holobiont

BActeria and Sponges

Richard Ross What's up with phosphate"

"Our crystal clear aquaria come nowhere close to the nutrient loads that swirl around natural reefs" Charles Delbeek
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