Coral will transform the look of your aquarium to something beautiful. However, remember that they are living things and without food, they will die. When they are in the ocean there is plenty of food but once they are taken to man-made environments you have to sort this out. The corals feed on phytoplankton. Basically, the phytoplankton are microalgae. They are at the bottom of the food chain. They use carbon dioxide and light from the sun to manufacture glucose for sustenance. In Greek, phytoplankton means plant drifters and it is exactly what these plants are. Phytoplankton are primary producers making them very important in the food chain because if they do not produce any food the living things which do not belong in this class will suffer. You should not let the phytoplankton debate keep you from making the best decision because it is high time you did just that. First of all, being primary producers these organisms will be of a huge benefit to the huge aquarium. In order to boost population growth in the aquarium or pond you do not need to bring in more organisms but rather ensure there is enough phytoplankton for every one of them. Also, phytoplankton will ensure you have a healthy tank.
Ensure you have added phytoplankton to the tank if you have corals in. Even though not all types of corals need phytoplankton, most of them do. In addition, waiting until it is too late for you to add the phytoplankton will take you back to where you started. This will work much better if do your research about the corals before bringing them home. Also, phytoplankton is good for visibility in the tank. In order for the organisms in the aquarium to do well, the water visibility should be good at all time. Without light, there cannot be photosynthesis. For the light to penetrate, the water visibility has to be good. When you add phytoplankton into the water then the clarity will improve in just a few minutes. Also, you will not have to worry about having to add food into the aquarium all the time. Sometimes you may forget and you do not want the organisms to suffer. Phytoplankton will do this for you. These planktons are not added at once but rather you should try dosing. You should work on establishing the proper amount of planktons to add at each phase so that the organisms can have it easy. Also, storing them in the refrigerator will keep them vital.