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Old 08-13-2003, 02:21 AM   #1
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Stopping coralline algae!!!!

Anyway that is healthy, taking over my tank, I have a hammerhead magnet and use kent scraper and it always is coming back EVERYWHERE! Anyway to stop it??
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Old 08-13-2003, 02:30 AM   #2
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Considering your such an industrious fellow, why not profit from it instead of getting rid of it.

Garf sells their stuff, why can't you sell yours or offer it in trade?

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how would i do that scrape it and bag it????

BTW thanks for the kind words Got to support myself somehow :P
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Yep scrape and bag.

I know of no way to stop it, the conditions that are good for coraline are also the conditions that are optimal for your corals, you can't alter those conditions to get rid of the coraline, without endangering your corals and clams.
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I know a lot of people do, but get this, i forgot to tell my tank watcher to run the maget while i was gone , so i come back a month later, All 4 walls are covered in it, still scraping 8 days later 8O
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I really wish I had your problem
Also i see a clam as your avator, what do you keep your calicum at, i would think with cal and good lighting you would have my problem
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My Calcium runs 490 - 500 (constant) , Alk. 9.0 Lighting is 2 - 65 watt smartlight pc's & 2- 175 MH. Actually I just restarted my tank 5 months ago, the old one sprung a leak around Christmas. I am starting to get green coraline algae on the glass my PH and rock are pink , purple coraline in this tank. My 30 is loaded with Green & Pink coraline algae. 2 Maxima's, 1 Crocea ( my avator ) & 1 Blue rim Deresa.
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Your CA and ALK are out of balance.

For a balanced ALK with a CA of 490 it would need to be 18.2 DKH, CA of 500 the ALK would need to be 19.59 DKH. That said, if you raise the ALK to bring in a balance, your very likely to have a precipitation event (aka snowstorm). I would look at your salt mix and make sure it is in balance and do water changes to bring it in balance, then dose with a balanced solution like kalk, B-ionic or a CA reactor.

You should also test your magnesium, prior to doing anything, mag is very important in maintaining a proper balance of CA and ALK. Once your CA (400-440) and ALK (6.0 - 11.2 DKH respectively) are in balance, with a mag of 1300 - 1500 ppm, you'll likely see the coraline take off
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BTW, here is a good CA and ALK balance calculator

http://www.andy-hipkiss.co.uk/caalkcalc.htm
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