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Old 12-14-2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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mary, mary, sometimes scary... how does your corraline grow?

finally got the last of my live rock in after curing it... and they all have some corraline on them too... would like to see it spread

i know about brushing... but...

what are the best parameters to keep it going

10 gal fw
1 jack dempsey
1 convict
1 pleco

72 gal bowfront
seaclone 150
4 x 65 watt coralife pc
hagen aquaclear 901 in tank
via aqua 3500 with scwd return from wet/dry
160 lbs live rock
40lbs combination sugarsized sand and crushed coral
1 feather dusters
2 emerald crabs
75 hermits scarlet and blue leg
20 turbo snails
3 large brittle stars
2 toadstools
1 colt coral
3 different zoanthid colonies
1 green finger leather, and cabbage leather
1 green starburst
4 different mushrooms
1 large anemone
2 cleaner shrimp
1 6 line wrasse
2 pajama cardinal
1 rock skipping blenny (very cool if you like sadists)
2 percula clown
1 engineer goby
1 scooter blenny

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Old 12-15-2004, 02:36 AM   #2
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Do you have a calcium test? I've heard that the coraline may do better with higher levels of calcium between 350-400. I see that you have the coralife PC fixture coming. That will help the coraline to grow much better than your current light setup. I'm amazed that you were able to keep your corals alive with just 80w for a 72gal. How did you get away with it? Do those corals require very little lighting?

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Old 12-15-2004, 09:48 AM   #3
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coralline does grow better under 'reef like' calcium and alkalinity levels. 350-400ppm Ca & 2.9-4meq/L alk.
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