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Old 03-24-2015, 11:01 PM   #1
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using calcium and alkaline buffer to encourage coralline algae growth

i have a pic attached of these bottles i have. is there any point of using them? would it promote and increase coralline algae to spread? its called ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System. One is alalinity and one is calcium? Anybody use these?
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It won't promote their growth, it is simply what any calcium based growth will use to build a skeleton. Coraline growth will easily be fueled and fed by what is already in your salt mix and be replenished via weekly water changes.
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I use these, along with the Magnesium buffer to dose my tank. The corals seem to do well with it, but I agree with Sniper that it has little to no affect on coralline growth. My experience with coralline growth is keeping good parameters and time.


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I use these, along with the Magnesium buffer to dose my tank. The corals seem to do well with it, but I agree with Sniper that it has little to no affect on coralline growth. My experience with coralline growth is keeping good parameters and time.


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And it'll be a pain in your rear in no time. Just when you thought scraping nuisance algae off of your powerheads was a pain, now it is made of calcium!
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should i throw them out? are they even any good anymore? somebody gave them to me about 5 years ago.
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The stuff shouldn't go bad...it's basically baking soda water and would need shook up.
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