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Old 05-31-2011, 12:39 AM   #21
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Look where it grows...everywhere regardless of light intensity. It grows on the bottom of some of my rocks. In my humble opinion, I think it responds to the amount of calcium available in the water. And other factors such as current and alkalinity, but light doesn't seem to be a factor. It also seems to like to deposit on electric devices like power heads for some electrostatic reason.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:30 AM   #22
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Look where it grows...everywhere regardless of light intensity. It grows on the bottom of some of my rocks. In my humble opinion, I think it responds to the amount of calcium available in the water. And other factors such as current and alkalinity, but light doesn't seem to be a factor. It also seems to like to deposit on electric devices like power heads for some electrostatic reason.

I'm going to have to disagree with this, I do agree that indeed coralline needs other parameters to be able to grow but lighting if definitely a factor. Here are a few articles and stories that I just googled, pretty interesting actually.

SaltyZoo - Coralline FAQ
How do you encourage coralline algae growth?

These two both had different lighting on different sides of the tank.
Lighting And Coraline Growth - Reef Central Online Community
coraline growth and lighting experiment. - 3reef Forums
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Our coralline grows on the undersides of our rocks as well. We have a pretty high calcium and it has absolutely exploded in our tank. We have to scrape it off the glass frequently. Our new koralia Powerhead is turning pink. Light spectrum seems to affect the coloration IME. New bulbs lightened from a dark pink to a lighter purple. We have a funky orangish color in some spots as well.
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Then explain the equal growth on the underside of overhangs and rocks. I have been diving in caves that see zero sunlight and the walls and rocks are incrusted with Coraline algae. It's available calcium that sets it off. Not light. It is light adaptable. Different varieties populate different conditions, including light. But some of the prettiest reds are grown with almost no light and some varieties require none.
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Greg... Completely agree that lighting saturation has little affect. Ours just seems to change colors (not lessen) with the application of new bulbs. The older stuff is just slightly darker. What effect would you say current has because we increased our current with our new lighting, before our latest coralline "outbreak" as well but it didn't really cross my mind as a factor. Do you think it just affect where it spreads to.. ie. Where it is carried? Or that it grows better in certain currents?
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Then explain the equal growth on the underside of overhangs and rocks. I have been diving in caves that see zero sunlight and the walls and rocks are incrusted with Coraline algae. It's available calcium that sets it off. Not light. It is light adaptable. Different varieties populate different conditions, including light. But some of the prettiest reds are grown with almost no light and some varieties require none.

I really do not wish to argue, agree to disagree

I did not know some types could grow with zero lighting though, that is pretty cool.
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I can see everybodies point the reason I asked about lighting is because I only have two major differences between the two tanks and that is lighting and a have a sump on my 90 gallon a nd a h.o.b. on my 55 gallon and I dont think that would have anything to do with it Would it??
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Look where it grows...everywhere regardless of light intensity. It grows on the bottom of some of my rocks. In my humble opinion, I think it responds to the amount of calcium available in the water. And other factors such as current and alkalinity, but light doesn't seem to be a factor. It also seems to like to deposit on electric devices like power heads for some electrostatic reason.
I agree with you. I have coraline that flourishes underneath my live rocks where there is hardly any light. Back when I first started my tank, I used to supplement Kent liquid calcium daily to help the coraline grow. It went crazy! I know longer supplement calcium, and I have noticed that the coraline does not grow near as fast. I think it's calcium levels that make it grow
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When I started to use a two part calcium supplement, my tank literally turned pink with this algae. All the rocks are coated and many have that excellent "plated" look. The stuff in the intense light is specked with white dots, while the algae in no light is a deeper purple. It adapts to it's surroundings light wise. Downside, it is very hard to get it off the tank walls as it is hard, not soft, it is loaded with calcium. But available calcium is what stimulates it's growth.

I don't like to argue as well, as opinions are like wallpaper. There is one for everybody.
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How high did anyone keep CA levels to the point your saw Coraline flourish?

Some one say u dosed everyday?
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