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Old 01-06-2004, 12:25 AM   #1
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Coraline growth despite high nitrates?

My new tank is FO with a small amount of LR and a lot of base rock. Will corlaine grow even if the nitrates are pretty high due to the use of bio balls and messy fish?
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To my knowledge, unless the nitrates are high enough to fuel undesirable algae growth, they may actually help the coraline. It is an algae and needs a source of nitrogen for food. If they are high enough to fuel hair algae, or the like, then the pest algae will take a foot hold on the rock and prevent the coraline from spreading
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Good news for me!! I was hoping that I could grow some coraline in there to cover my PVC circulation system
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I've heard the coralline algaes love to cover PVC, so they probably will in the somewhat near future.
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