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Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and the Reef Aquarium

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  • Aged Salt
    Thnx. Gary for bringing attention to this stimulating article on organics[C] & their role with coupling corals, their symbiont algae, & coral bacteria[coral holobionts]. Maybe a Shimadzu organic-analyzer will be commonplace for hobbyist someday Bob

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  • mesocosm
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    Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and the Reef Aquarium

    Greetings All !

    For anyone interested in the actual science underlying some of the aspects of the various carbon-dosing product lines ...

    Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and the Reef Aquarium: an Initial Survey, Part I
    Ken S. Feldman & Kelly M. Maers
    Advanced Aquarist Online, August 2008

    The marine ornamental industry conversation about the dynamics of DOC-altered coral holobionts in reef aquaria is finally beginning to evolve to the next level beyond product-specific hobbyist anecdotal opinion, and folks interested in accurately interpreting the response(s) of their coral specimens to carbon-dosing strategies might do well to integrate such information into their thought process as they search for the dosing "sweet spot" that maximizes coloration & growth.

    JMO ... HTH