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Old 08-14-2004, 05:26 AM   #11
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corraline needs decent lichting and Ca to grow. Test Ca and add only if they are below 380. If those conditions are met, than take a brand new tooth brush and gently scrub some corraline in different spots on lr to help it spread.

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Old 08-14-2004, 08:27 PM   #12
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You need to get test kits for Calcium and alkilinity. Test the water and if your cal is under 400 then you should add some and I like to keep my alk around 10.5.
Without these addidtives IMO it will not spread. I add B-ionic 2 part system and it has worked wonders for my 125 reef and I have added some to my 55 fowlr just to get it started and it is all over the LR in that tank also not so much on the glass which is fine for me in my fowlr. I check my 55 every few months and add some alk if needed because I use ocieanic salt ant the cal levels are high so no need to add that. I dose alk to my 125 daily to keep it growing and the corals use it also. Lighting IMO is not that big of an issue seeing as I only have 80 watts NO light on my 55. good luck...

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Well Im glad I dont have the algea probably...maybe I shouldnt complain about having very little coraline growth then....could be worse!!
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I add B-ionic 2 part system and it has worked wonders
I second that. Keep ca/alk in balance-here is a good article- http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issues/nov2002/chem.htm W/ those VHOs your getting it should be all over soon, although purple seems to always be the most prolific in aquariums. Good luck.

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