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Old 06-01-2011, 08:24 PM   #41
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I think water stability/quality is the main reason some can grow it and why others can't.... I put this R/O unit I'n my tank 2 months ago and it's growing I'n it like Niño Browns bankroll
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:44 PM   #42
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I'm sure there is some science behind it's propagation. As I said, it is also interesting it grows on power heads. I have some power heads that were in use for years that are just a clump of Coraline algae.
I think everyone agrees that good water quality and plenty of calcium is a good start. My LFS cultures live rock and grows Coraline algae on artificial reef rock in a tank on his bottom shelves. Very low light levels and rocks get covered in a few months time. The Purple Up works as well if all the rest of the conditions are there.
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I think water stability/quality is the main reason some can grow it and why others can't.... I put this R/O unit I'n my tank 2 months ago and it's growing I'n it like Niño Browns bankroll
They make ro units that go in tanks?
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Yes and I love love live it.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:28 PM   #45
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Prove it....its a lie unless u can show me such a unit
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Yes and I love love live it.
Where does someone get one of those?
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I'm sorry big guy. Didn't mean to lie but it's true I did. Actually I didn't mean to it's a UV sterilizer 10 watt. Sorry to get ur hopes up lil fella...
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:09 PM   #48
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My calcium is at 500 and the coralline is taking over my tank. I also have decent lighting too and pretty good water parameters. I really feel it's a combination of all three factors.
Spot on!
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My calcium is 470 my alk is 9.5, Nitartes are 2-5ppm, Phosphates are undetectable, mag is 1400, great lighting and I can't get it to grow I sit and wish the heck out of it, but what I have just stays.
Have you tried transplanting it? What I did to speed up the process is scraped some off a rock with a good bit on it and transplanted it to rocks that didn't have any at all. But a warning: once you get it to grow it will take over ie: all over glass etc. Which you have to scrape it off, it's crazy but pretty
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tomorrow im gonna try to take a shot of this nassarius snail that has coralline algae growing on its shell in a weird swirling pattern
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