Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 02-25-2006, 05:40 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: brick, new jersey
Posts: 23
where should my calcium level be for my coralline?

hey i just used a seatest calcium test to find that my calcium is at 330 milligrams per liter. so where should it be for good coralline growth? am i safe to use purpleup at this level?

also one more question, i just took a live rock that had green hair algae on it and scrubed it with a toothbrush to get it all off, can i safely but it in another tank for the corraline to grow back without the green hair growing back and spreading into the other tank even if the water has no phosphates?

NJtuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2006, 06:18 PM   #2
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,340
1) Your calcium need to be around 420-450 for good calcium in your tank.
2) The green hair algea will grow back if you have a fuel source in there. Nitrates also will fan the flames. Excess nutrients from overfeeding will do it also.



You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank

AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2006, 06:35 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posts: 3,294
You also need to check your alkalinity levels and post the numbers for them. Cal and alk should be balanced together.
9/02-125 REEF, 125 lbs LR,LS 4x160 VHO, Reef Devil /Sump, Fuge
7/03-55 FOWLR 60lb LR, 50 lb SD sand 2x40 NO strip light, Reef Devil/sump, Fuge

TANK PICS http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=98202
seaham358 is offline   Reply With Quote

calcium, coral, coralline, level

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Calcium Level notto2006 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 4 02-17-2009 12:48 PM
calcium level pokmijn Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 12-23-2008 11:52 PM
Question about calcium/coralline algae in nano tank? Squado Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 07-22-2006 01:09 PM
Calcium level emorrison33 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 16 01-04-2006 01:34 PM
Calcium Level bckane Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 05-22-2004 08:27 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.