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Old 04-29-2011, 01:30 AM   #1
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Coral supplements

Hey guys just wondering what supplements you guys use or prefer using for coral coloration and growth? I know that it depends on what corals one wants to grow, but just in general. I have yellow polyps some green polyps, some large button looking polyps, green star polyps, and a stump that a xenia left....and shrooms, green stripe, mint blue stripe orange florida ricordea and red mushroom..
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I normally don't like to add anything I can't test for but I was losing color in my corals and started adding Seachem Reef Plus and wow they are coming back and look better than they ever have.
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You shouldn't have to add any supplements to your tank but new, fresh SW.

Not only in general but especially with those corals you certainly shouldn't have to add anything
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I am using microbe lift master supplement that i got from walmart for about 6 dollars, and purple up, but no coraline algae growth as of yet...i was thinking about dosing iodine but dont kjow wich one i mean there are the time release and the reall strong one i forget what its called.
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I am using microbe lift master supplement that i got from walmart for about 6 dollars, and purple up, but no coraline algae growth as of yet...i was thinking about dosing iodine but dont kjow wich one i mean there are the time release and the reall strong one i forget what its called.
I wouldn't put iodine.. you best for corline growth would to purchace s piece of live rock already full it.. it will spread to your other rocks.. like it was already stated don't put anything you can't test for. You salt should already have trace amount in there.
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Cool thank you all for your input
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I agree, the salt mix has it all, except for additional calcium, I try not to use anything additional. I did try the Reef Plus and it did improve the overall look of my coral. As it is mostly vitamins and amino acids, it seems like a pretty good bet.
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I also agree that PWC`s will provide all the supplementation you need. Some salt mixes might not have enough calcium and then need calcium supplements. What salt mix are you using?
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Your coraline algae will only grow in the presence of moderately high calcium levels. I don't think there is anything else that will cause this stuff to grow. It also has some interesting characteristics on where it grows, for example, my power heads are encrusted with it. Seems like the tiny electrical charge there attracts it. It also grows on the tank walls and has to be carefully removed to see the reef. It is stoney and can really scratch up a acrylic tank. It seems to be made up mostly of calcium.
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Your coraline algae will only grow in the presence of moderately high calcium levels. I don't think there is anything else that will cause this stuff to grow. It also has some interesting characteristics on where it grows, for example, my power heads are encrusted with it. Seems like the tiny electrical charge there attracts it. It also grows on the tank walls and has to be carefully removed to see the reef. It is stoney and can really scratch up a acrylic tank. It seems to be made up mostly of calcium.
Question About calcium...

What is moderately high? From normal? I keep mine at 450
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