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Old 07-10-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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How to spread coraline algae

So I got some lr with alot or purple algae on it. I put most of it in my canister and took the bigger nicer ones in the tank itself . How does it spread to the other live rock? Does the rock with the purple have to be touching the other rocks to spread of will it just spread naturally? Thanks
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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It will just spread naturally.

it'll take awhile but it will spread so no worries.
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Cool thanks Carey
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Youre welcome. You will be scraping it off the glass soon enough and cursing it! LOL
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O i hope not lol. I thought purple and green coraline is what's some people want?
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I love it, but not on the glass. At least on the front and sides. I use a razor blade scraper to get it off. But thats also good cause the algae can then attach to rocks and stuff.
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Ok I get it . When I first started sw I was like why does everyone want green or purple algae I just didn't get it at first but I'll admit it's pretty cool. So the more that it spreads will it help to use up some nitrates?
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I don't think coralline will help with nitrates. While it is algae the main reason for having the purple is that people like it. Youre still stuck doing water changes, having a refugium or skimming.
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Ok cool deal I like doing water changes anyways my puffer circles the gravel vac and follows it around the tank it's pretty darn funny to me
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You`ll need to check your Alkalinity, calcium and magnesium. Get your LFS to check them out.
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