Red Sea Reef Energy A 500ml
This program provides the carbohydrates, vitamins and amino acids that fuel coral’s metabolic processes. Most of the corals in reef aquariums are considered to be photosynthetic as they receive the majority of their energy requirements from their photosynthetic, symbiotic zooxanthellae algae. In nature, these corals derive approximately 85% of their energy from the zooxanthellae, and produce the remaining 15% in their soft tissue by metabolizing nutrients that are available in the surrounding water. It is therefore essential that you to provide a balanced mix of the carbohydrates, vitamins, and amino & fatty acids to meet the coral’s energy demands. The amount required depends on the type of corals stocked. The nutritional requirements of SPS corals, in particular, depend on the levels of algae nutrients (nitrate and phosphate) in the water. In reduced algae nutrient systems (e.g., when using Red Sea’s NO3:PO4-X
), the amount of energy the corals receive from the zoxanthellae is significantly reduced; therefore, higher levels of coral nutrients are needed to meet the coral’s energy demands. In order to avoid any undesirable interactions between these nutritional components, Red Sea’s Reef Nutrition Program is divided into 2 complementary products Reef Energy A is a unique formulation of carbohydrates, amino acids, fatty acids, and suspended protein flocks that are available for direct consumption and absorption by the corals. The components, proven to be utilized in the metabolic processes of coral protein production and soft tissue regeneration, do not introduce any unnecessary organic material to the system. Reef Energy A stimulates extension of the polyps and soft tissue, helping the coral optimize nutrient consumption by expanding its surface area for absorption. Reef Energy A & B, available in 500ml bottles, also include a measuring cup for easy dosing.