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Old 07-28-2005, 03:05 AM   #11
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i m using 130w of PC light on a 29g. It has taken over my glass almost completely. It is not hair or cyano(although i have some of it), when i rub my finger on it, it has a rough texture. The lfs guy told me it would eventually turn purple.
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:27 AM   #12
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I have the light and dark purple coralline growth on the rocks and glass. I also used the instant ocean salt to start, now use NSW from the Gulf. (love the trip each week and both water and salt are free) also growing on pvc fittings to pumps. Some people say not to use it but for me its the only thing to use.
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Old 07-28-2005, 09:26 AM   #13
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The lfs guy told me it would eventually turn purple
I believe he is incorrect on that..I read in a few places that the color of the coraline is determined by the lighting.
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Old 07-28-2005, 01:38 PM   #14
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I had my tank running for about 4 months, then almost overnight I had one piece of LR turn from green to purple. It has both light and dark purple. I also noticed some on the plastic parts in the tank and also on a piece of LR that started as BR. It seems to appear rapidly for me then stop growing for a while.
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curious on this subject cause I get spots of purple coraline all ove the glass but none on my LR
I also am curious cause i have 2 LR with bright orange (look at my gallery)(assuming its a form of coraline) and I havent seen this grow at all
I want to ensure that this orange stays and would like it to spread too...along with some purple.
I just got my RO/DI and will be doing a huge water change and then top offs with this....so hopeful I will see some nice results soon...
I guess I really need to get a reef test kit to test CA
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Old 07-29-2005, 02:36 AM   #16
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well with my 130w of PC lighting, will it ever go purple, or do i have false hope?
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Old 07-29-2005, 11:54 AM   #17
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I had the Coralife 130 watt light on my 29 for about 6 months. I started noticing Coraline on the back of the glass at about the 4th month.
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Old 07-29-2005, 07:47 PM   #18
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I have a NO strip light with 2 40 watt NO bulbs and i have tons on CA on my LR.
It is just something that may take time to grow. Try looking for a piece of Lr with coraline on it already and then rub the LR with a tooth brush in the tank so you get the coraline to come off the LR. You want to see pink in the water... This will help seed the tank.. Its worth a try...
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I had the same problem with no coraline...then started using B Ionic ESV parts 1 and 2...within a month I had coraline everywhere...and still do 3 months later...just a suggestion
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i use Kent Marine nano reef parts A-B. I have the green coralline, just not purple. Maybe when i get some frags, they will come attached to a rcok with coralline.
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