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Old 02-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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Carolline algae

I have carolline algae but it also slowly disappears on some things as well live my powerhead it's there but slowly disappears does anybody know what could cause this? I would luv for this to spread it is on some rocks but not much
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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While lighting is important, maintaining excellent water quality may actually be the biggest factor in growing a good crop of Coralline. Like hard corals, Coralline Algae is calcareous by nature, requiring many of the same things corals do in order to flourish:
  • SG apx 1.024
  • Calcium - 350 to 480 ppm
  • Carbonate Alkalinity - Between 2.5 and 4.0 meq/L (7-12 dKH)
  • Strontium
  • Low Phosphates (Close to Zero)
  • Low Nitrates (5 ppm or lower)
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I have had the same problem and what i am getting now is that my lights are probably to intense
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The above stated about coraline is true. Maintaining proper calcium amd such is important. What i did to further the growth in my tank was to take a toothbrush and gently brush some of the rocks i had with coraline on it. This can aid it in getting around to other rocks and such.
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Ok to all thanks
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Just make sure that it is a new toothbrush and only used for your tank.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:27 PM   #7
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Lmao I'm sure I wont use my Colgate toothbrush to clean off Caroline lol thNks for that tip tipster!
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Just go get your teeth cleaned and the dentist will give you a new brush! lol
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