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Old 02-20-2007, 08:37 AM   #1
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Coral Growth

Can someone tell me what is needed to get coral to grow on live rock????? Or must i buy the coral already living????
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Once a coral is dead, there is a slim to none chance its going to come back. So yes, you need to buy it living. Coral hardly comes already living on liverock, those people are just lucky.

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Yup thanks a million
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you can get coraline growing on the rock quickly with the right lighting
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Pinda, are you talking about corals, that you buy or do you mean coraline algae (the pink/green/purple) stuff that grows on the rock/glass or other equipment?
If you are talking about corlas, then I agree with DT.
If you are talking about coraline, then lighting/salinity and I believe Ca will help it to grow. You will need a piece of LR that already contains the algae, and it can/will spread.
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I meant growing coral, not coraline.
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Gotcha. Sometimes you can get a bonus coral on a piece of LR from your LFS. I bought a piece and it has corals on it. I don't think my LFS saw it.
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