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Old 04-27-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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Coraline algea

How do I get coraline algae to grow ?

I bought live rocks with allot of very colorful algae but would like for it to multiply
Will it happen in time or should I be adding anything ?
Calcium , strontium .....
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It takes time for it to grow. Maintaining proper parameters will get it moving along. In my tank the stuff wouldn't grow for the longest time. I switched to kent salt, over io reef crystals, and this growth appears to have increased. Still a slow and steady process.
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It takes time for it to grow. Maintaining proper parameters will get it moving along. In my tank the stuff wouldn't grow for the longest time. I switched to kent salt, over io reef crystals, and this growth appears to have increased. Still a slow and steady process.


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I was suggested to use aquavitro
Apparently it's a better quality then instant ocean or kent .
Mixing it with tap water it is a little cloudy at first but it does turn clear ,
PH and specific gravity seams to be a little easier to maintain with less shifts and swings
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I was suggested to use aquavitro
Apparently it's a better quality then instant ocean or kent .
Mixing it with tap water it is a little cloudy at first but it does turn clear ,
PH and specific gravity seams to be a little easier to maintain with less shifts and swings
Good luck to your using tap water for your reef tank.
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Coraline algae needs good quality water to grow. Plus proper additions of calcium, alk, and mag. When using tap water you are adding nitrates and phosphates which inhibit growth. Plus chlorine and no telling what else that comes in tap water. Best bet is to buy an RO/DI unit or it will cost you later
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Any salt mix will work. It just takes time. You can try scraping some of the coralline off of your rock and letting it blow around the tank. That will help it spread faster.
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Any salt mix will work. It just takes time. You can try scraping some of the coralline off of your rock and letting it blow around the tank. That will help it spread faster.
Thanks Again mr x
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Any salt mix will work. It just takes time. You can try scraping some of the coralline off of your rock and letting it blow around the tank. That will help it spread faster.
I'm looking at buying a tang .
Either a powder blue or a blue hippo tang .
Are they dirty or is the warning more towards them being aggressive ?
And about the sand sifting goby .
He has cleaned up everything very well ,
Be seams to be able to consume and clean up the sand faster then anything will build .
Any suggestions for feeding him to assure he is getting enough ?
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I wouldn't add a tang to a tank less that 6 feet
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I wouldn't add a tang to a tank less that 6 feet
Does that apply to any tang ?
Are they dirty ?
What's the reasoning behind that ?
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