Coral Essentials Coral Power Amino is a concentrated blend of essential amino acids for marine aquariums. It is essential for enzyme production, tissue growth and skeleton formation. Corals also require amino acids to build protein for tissue growth and also for synthesis of the organic matrix which regulates and accelerates calcium carbonate deposition in the skeleton otherwise known as calcification (Allemand et al. 2004). This organic matrix is a framework of proteins and other compounds that are essential to bio-mineralisation. To ensure growth enhancement of SPS corals, maintain a dosing plan as detailed below. Variances above and below the recommended dosing can be made depending on your own tank conditions and density of coral present. Increased levels of Amino Acids can be readily utilised by coral. We do not recommend dosing at high levels if there are elevated phosphate and nitrate levels in your aquarium. The application of high doses of Coral Power Amino to aquariums with elevated phosphate and nitrate levels can result in algae outbreaks.