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Old 02-25-2005, 08:29 PM   #1
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coraline algee help

How can I help / promote / encourage coraline growth??

-50gal tank
-20gal tall sump / refugium.
-About 15-20 lbs of live rock
-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
-2x18w power compact in the refug.
-bak pak 2R
-3 LARGE feather dusters all differebt colors
-orange spotted goby
-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
-emrald crab
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:36 PM   #2
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Good alk level like 9 - 11 dkh and ca around 400 - 450ppm. Also, mg aorund nsw level 1300 - 1350ppm. Good strong lighting though this is a point of contention. I use 440W over my 75G and a 150HQI with a pair of 65w actinics over my 29G. Both produce coraline just fine. O ya, kalkwassar..Makes your tank happy..


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Old 02-26-2005, 02:53 PM   #3
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YMMV, but I put 45# of Fiji LR in my 125 2 years ago with 80w NO lighting and the coraline took off. Covered the back glass, powerheads, etc. I think the chemistry is more important than the lighting.

Don't drip kalk unless you know you need it. Don't add any chemicals unless you test for them, know what range they should be in and know how they interact with other chemicals.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:17 PM   #4
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Strong Lighing is not that important..... Some say stronger lighting slows growth... Like they said a balanced alk and cal is important .. I use b-ionic 2 part system it works great.
9/02-125 REEF, 125 lbs LR,LS 4x160 VHO, Reef Devil /Sump, Fuge
7/03-55 FOWLR 60lb LR, 50 lb SD sand 2x40 NO strip light, Reef Devil/sump, Fuge

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Old 02-27-2005, 09:02 AM   #5
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Strontium will help in the spreading of coralline algae. I use seachem reef complete calcium and it has the strontium added in it. My coralline is doing very well.
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