Coral Exponential is a breakthrough product. It
encourages new coral tissue growth and increased coloration, by
providing solubilized proteins as amino acids and lipids including
important omega fatty acids in correct ratios for accelerated growth of
live corals and other invertebrates. It is particularly useful for
corals that have been damaged in shipping, injured, grazed upon or that
have been subject to bleaching in that it makes the job of nutrient
uptake and tissue repair much easier for the animal. (However,
compromised animals may require medication, other nutrients and special
treatment beyond what this product can do. No claims are made that such
animals will recover.)
Use in aquarium keeping.
During times of stress or rapid growth, Corals
can utilize dissolved proteins directly from this product, with minimal
digestion required, rather than having to rely on their zooxanthellae
alone. It is also useful as a regular regimen to assist in normal
growth and coloration. In addition to Coral Exponential, it is
recommended that you also add Coral•Elements N to provide coral specific
minerals and vitamins. When using this product as a food, Continuum
recommends that the hobbyist vary the types and sizes of foods delivered
into the reef aquarium. Other Continuum foods that make good choices
for this food rotation include Ocean Snow, Micro•Blast, Zoo•Blast and
Phyto•Blast. Also, occasionally blending the foods and using them as
soaks for other foods will give your invertebrates a variety simulating
nature. Vary the time of day for feeding, as well, being sure to feed at
night for those organisms that primarily feed nocturnally. Many corals
feed primarily at night, extending their tentacles and mesentarial
filaments, using their nematocysts to capture prey, and entrapping prey
on their sticky tentacles with mucus and drawing it into their mouths.
Directions and protocol.
Shake well prior to use. Add 1 capful (5 ml) per
50 US-gallons (200 L) of marine aquarium water 2 to 3 times per week,
in an area of high flow. This product works wonderfully as a food soak
or if added to food soak.
Target feeding is the best method of addition.
Use a turkey baster, pipette, or similar tool to release upstream of
animals to be fed. Do not touch corals with tool. Do not insert tool
into this bottle, particularly do not allow aquarium water to enter the
bottle, to do so will introduce bacteria into the product and accelerate
its decomposition. Instead, pour appropriate amount of Coral
Exponential into a cup and use the tool in the cup. Feed all that you
pour and do not return any product to the container (again to prevent
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for
human consumption. Contains coral food, if ingested drink water. If in
eyes flush with water.