Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-05-2013, 02:29 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 39
Coraline Algae growth

I've had a biocube 29 set up for a little under 6 months now and everything is going well.
1 Clown, 1 sixline, 1 yellow watchman goby with a pistol shrimp.
1 Duncan coral and 1 blastomossa coral.
Coraline algae had started growing nicely on all of the rocks but I am starting to notice that the growth has stopped and the coraline that is there is starting to turn white.
What could be causing this?
I haven't changed anything that I can think would affect it.
__________________

__________________
dirk33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Pushwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 33
It's possible that your calcium and alkalinity levels have dipped down on the lower side of the scale. You may want to test your levels and dose if needed.
__________________

__________________
Pushwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Jake337's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: MI
Posts: 644
Same thing happened to me. I had a lot of coralline growing on my lr. Then I added more lr and corals and the coralline stopped. I then changed my salt to reef crystals and am now getting coralline growing again.
__________________
Jake337 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Daniel Fishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Jupiter Fla
Posts: 1,178
+1 test alk and calcium
__________________
Daniel Fishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
CorallineAlgae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 3,115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel Fishy
+1 test alk and calcium
This really is key. These must be tested regularly and maintained or the coralline will decline.
__________________
CorallineAlgae is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
algae, algae growth, coral, coraline, growth

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.