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Old 06-05-2005, 10:28 PM   #1
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fast corraline growth?

whats the best way to get the corraline on the rocks to grow the fastest? i think just good alkalinity, and good calcium? what numbers should i be shooting for in the tank.

I placed an order for some stuff on bigalsonline. a calcium test kit, and kents liquid calcium.

Whats a good product to use to raise my alkalinity? I need to purchase a kit to test for that also.

Thanks guys for the help, in advance

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Old 06-05-2005, 11:04 PM   #2
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Zack from liverocks.com said that they keep all their keys rock under NO light, and suppliment with Reef Advantage, which keeps Calcium and Alk at good levels.

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I have learned that coralline likes shady areas but will eventually grow with lights on but slower. As for supliments I would suggest, b-ionic
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Old 06-06-2005, 01:37 AM   #4
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I just have NO lighting and am supplementing with turbo calcium from Kent. Starting to see the purples come back after one week of use.
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Old 06-06-2005, 06:38 AM   #5
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I'm not doing squat and have to clean it off the glass on a regular basis, although I have so much water in the system, calcium is always high.
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