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Old 11-01-2005, 07:28 PM   #1
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Can I stop coraline?

Does anyone know a way to keep coraline from growing on equipment? I constantly scrape it off the tank etc. but it is growing on my ph monitor probe. I am guessing it has to interfere with the performance. Is there anything that can be put on things so it will not adhere and grow?
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:34 PM   #2
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The less light the better, in my equipment I have put duct tape so that sun light or any light doesnt ecourage algae
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:49 PM   #3
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Duct tape inside the tank? I wouldn't trust that stuff leaking chemicals into my tank. On a bigger system it's probably not a big deal though.
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Kind of funny I always wanted it to grow fast now it is growing to fast. I see changes overnight now. I can not keep it off the tank.
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LOL, funny how that happens.
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In my experience corraline actually likes dimmer conditions. You could try more lighting. I know thats a really expensive option though.
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Old 11-02-2005, 09:55 AM   #7
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In my experience corraline actually likes dimmer conditions. You could try more lighting. I know thats a really expensive option though.
but we are talking about Brenden :P

J/K Brenden

I would suggest cleaning it once a month or so, other then that, I have no ideas.
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Phosphate is supposed to hinder coralline growth. Of course, then you'll have a new problem... cyano. Choose your poison.
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I wonder if a thin layer of petroleum jelly would at least make it easier to remove it when it does grow on the equipment.
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I just purchased 6 new 250w HQI pendants. How much more lighting do you recommend? My power bill is already the most expensive payment I have. By the way I have just as much coralline growing in the most intense light areas as I do in the dimmer ones. I guess I could put the probe down under some rocks with no light.
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