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Old 08-12-2012, 05:27 AM   #1
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coral growth

does anyone have a secret to accelerate coral growth
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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Good lighting, stable levels of calcium, high alkalinity, and consistent temperatures along with keeping trates and phosphates as close to 0 as possible will give you the best growth possible
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:38 AM   #3
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Good lighting, stable levels of calcium, high alkalinity, and consistent temperatures along with keeping trates and phosphates as close to 0 as possible will give you the best growth possible
+1 Stability is key.

Also feeding, however balancing feeding with a low nutrient tank can be tricky so feeding shouldnt be done often. Some corals will grow very rapidly while others grow slowly.
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+1 Stability is key.

Also feeding, however balancing feeding with a low nutrient tank can be tricky so feeding shouldnt be done often. Some corals will grow very rapidly while others grow slowly.
++1 stabilty of calcium and alk sps will take off i keep my calcium at 420 and alk at 12 via calcium reactor sps love these consistant levels in my aquarium anyway
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i just cheaked my dkh or ch or whatever you call it it was at 7 dkh so i put some stuff in an ill cheak tomorro or how long do you reakon to cheak it again lol i used a ph buffer it said it raises dkh aswell im not sure
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i just cheaked my dkh or ch or whatever you call it it was at 7 dkh so i put some stuff in an ill cheak tomorro or how long do you reakon to cheak it again lol i used a ph buffer it said it raises dkh aswell im not sure
Id check daily then dose after each try for same time each day also while dosing alk keep eye on calcium because dosing alk will lower calcium
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Id check daily then dose after each try for same time each day also while dosing alk keep eye on calcium because dosing alk will lower calcium
Id also get something that raise dkh without affecting ph unless ph is low
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ph is about the 8.1 mark so probly needs to be a bit higher . ill cheak again tonight and see how things are
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Mix reef chili food from BRS and Cyclopes E. corals love it and mine have triple in size in the last three months.
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ill look into that . iv herd of it but never seen it
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