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Old 12-28-2012, 02:52 AM   #1
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Best way to spread coralline

What is the best way to spread coralline algae in an aquarium
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:17 AM   #2
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What is the best way to spread coralline algae in an aquarium
Proper and stable parameters.

As long as you have strong enough lighting and proper levels of calcium, alk, mag and also keeping them stable then coralline will grow and spread.

Anything that comes in a bottle and promises coralline is a gimmick.
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You can take a rock that has it on there and scape the coralline off into the tank. I`ve heard from many that this works also.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:56 AM   #4
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Just be careful what you wish for. I did the rock and scrape thing and now I have that stuff EVERY WHERE!! I'm literally scraping the glass every day. I'd say let it come naturally. Don't rush it.

An when you scrape the glass it just spreads even more!!

I wanted it in the worse way and WISH I just let it take Its course naturally.
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I think it looks pretty on the back of the glass :-p
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:13 AM   #6
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I think it looks pretty on the back of the glass :-p
Me too! Until it gets to the sides and front of your tank lol. I'm scraping everyday.
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I did the scraping technique in my tank to get it going around. The craziest growth I've seen out of coraline has used Kent salt. I'd switch to it to try it out personally if I didn't have a box of salt needing to be used currently.
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Imo just let it do its thing. Once it takes hold its like wild fire (atleast for me haha) and cleaning coraline is the WORST! Lol
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Imo just let it do its thing. Once it takes hold its like wild fire (atleast for me haha) and cleaning coraline is the WORST! Lol
+1 it can become real work!
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+1 it can become real work!
Coralline can be a huge pain. I got lucky when i moved my tank and much of it died out. Before my overflow and pumps were literally choking with the stuff. Makes your equipment run less efficient.
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