Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-21-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Emelinda76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New jersey
Posts: 435
Coraline algae

How do I grow Coraline algae? This is a good form if algae right?

Diablito
__________________

__________________
Emelinda76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 06:36 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gti_Leo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 3,021
yes it is a good for, and coralline algae tends to grow with higher calcium and more light. it will eventually start to grow on your rocks if they are not bominated by other algae
__________________

__________________
Gti_Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 06:37 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Emelinda76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New jersey
Posts: 435
Can I buy some? It's red in color. Right?

Diablito
__________________
Emelinda76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 06:38 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Emelinda76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New jersey
Posts: 435
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emelinda76
Can I buy some? It's red in color. Right?

Diablito
I think I have some but not alot

Diablito
__________________
Emelinda76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 06:40 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
iDream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: No longer here.
Posts: 2,862
you cant really 'buy' coraline algae, it grows on rock and glass, and it can be purple or red ( ive even heard people say they had green coraline, but im skeptical on that), just depends.

a nice established system will grow it well, and yes it is a good form of algae

ive also heard it tends to grow better with older bulbs, but this is only something i heard
__________________
iDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 06:47 PM   #6
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
Calcium alk and magnesium need to be right first. Can you buy a rock with some on it and then scrape it off in your tank to seed it.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

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 02-21-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gti_Leo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 3,021
i have all three coralline algae colors, the green is a small portion but its there

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG00051-20110215-0629.jpg
Views:	299
Size:	201.4 KB
ID:	29138

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG00054-20110221-1428.jpg
Views:	285
Size:	205.6 KB
ID:	29139
__________________
Gti_Leo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 05:08 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
uscamaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 861
Quote:
Originally Posted by iDreamInSaltwater View Post
ive even heard people say they had green coraline, but im skeptical on that
I actually have green coralline algae growing, and it's not algae. No need anymore to be skeptical!


As for buying it, I've heard of people using a product called "Purple Up" that is suppose to speed up the growth.
__________________
-Patrick

uscamaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 10:39 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10
If you purchase live rock with coraline algae present it will spread under the right conditions (calcium alkalinity and good lighting). I purchase over 100 lbs of live rock without the algae then purchased 20 lbs of live rock covered with the algae and within 3 months all the rock was covered.
__________________
shorty412 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2011, 11:36 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lethbridge, alberta
Posts: 211
Ya i have about 5% green coraline,20% dark red and the rest pink
__________________

__________________
Karlos69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
algae, coral, coraline

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
coraline algae??? tony1021 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-21-2009 03:55 PM
coraline algae? BEANS Saltwater & Reef - Identification 7 06-05-2009 01:29 PM
coraline algae leesanhua Saltwater Reef Aquaria 30 02-01-2006 05:38 PM
coraline algae neon_hybrid Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 03-17-2005 01:27 AM
what is coraline algae? len Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 01-14-2003 09:02 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.