Is it ok to feed torch and frogspawn corals ?

RyanDragon

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I just bought a torch coral and a green frogspawn with pink tip yesterday,, and I was wondering that is it ok to feed the corals with raw shrimp every 2 days or so ? any recomandation ?,, tank info,
25 gallons reef
24" 96w T5 HO lighting
30 lbs of live rock
a clarkii clown, 5 damsels
some polyps/zoas colonies, couple of discosomas mushrooms.

oh and I have another question,,, I have had these live stocks and LR for about 2 years now, but I have to transfer them to a new tank 2 weeks ago because the old one spung a leak.. My question is that is it ok if the green algae are growing on the LR ? because I never had algae on my LR before just on my glass... and is this because of the new tank ? or am i doing something wrong here ?
 

reefworm

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yes. you can also use slivers of sliversides or any other meaty food, chopped up. use a turkey baster to target the mouths. if you've got an aggressive shrimp that steals the food, put something over the coral until the food's been dealt with
 

RyanDragon

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and is it normal for LR to have algae on them ? even though i had these LR for 2 years and never had any algae growing on them until now..
 

reefworm

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certainly not unusual, but often a sign that something has changed. one thing that may be different now is the amount you're feeding the tank - the added nutrients can cause algae blooms. if that's the case you'll need to increase nutrient transport [removal of nutrients from the water column] through more aggressive skimming, bigger clean up crew, growing macro algae, etc. and possibly cutting back a bit on the amount of food you're putting in. has anything else changed, like a lighting upgrade, etc.?
 
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