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Old 06-21-2007, 01:34 PM   #1
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What product do you guys recommend for rapid coraline growth? Or what should I do to speed up the Coraline Growth Process. I read on Coral Vital and it seems to be a good product. Just want some input.
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:19 PM   #2
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Most coralline accelerators are nothing more then ca additive so if you do use them make sure you have a ca test kit to monitor it. Proper ca levels (380-420 ppm), and medium lighting (4-6 wpg or higher), and a coralline algae source is all that's needed for it to propagate.

Never heard of Coral Vital but I do know people have had some success with Purple Up Coralline Algae Accelerator.
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:21 PM   #3
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I used Purple for about a month when i first got into SW and i never tested for Ca nor Alk and to my surprise, my Ca was @ 600 and my Alk was @ 22.
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:25 PM   #4
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Surprised it didn't snow like mad in your tank Were you not happy with the results of purple up? Do you have a coralline algae source? It can't appear from thin air.
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:39 PM   #5
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Well im still working on getting my levels down. Purple up was working great. I had an explosion of coraline its just i was discouraged with the rise of Alk. Im going to finish it off tonite. I have a friend who is coming over and doing a 50% water change today.(I cant because im still recovering from knee surgery)
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Old 06-21-2007, 02:50 PM   #6
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pwc is the only thing that will get your alk/ca levels down. You had a rise in alk because of the purple up also, if you only add enough purple up to keep your ca levels no higher then 420 ppm your alk should be in line also.
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It will be in line today. I want to drop 4 point in my Alk. i should be at 8 if i do so.
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Are you talking about meq/L or dKH? if dKH and your at 12 that's still inline with proper levels.
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dKH. i want to drop it to 8
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Not needed but it won't hurt anything either.
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