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Old 11-06-2005, 02:16 AM   #1
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coraline algae

Went to this guys house today from a forum, he gave me some free frags! such a nice guy, but anyways i was asking him about how he got his coraline algae to grow all over the place. So i asked him for a piece of his rock. He told me to shatter it into a lot of piece and spread it all over my rocks...think this would work? waht i did so far was run the rock on other rocks to try to get some of the algae off...any suggestions?
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that works...or turn off all your powerheads and take a razor and scrape that rock and let it fall like snow everywhere and let it take hold for a lil bit
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That should work but you also need to have you tank balanced to help it grow. Calcium and alkalknity are important to coraline growth. Do you use any additives?
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ok gonna imma go ahead and shatter that rock then thanks guys
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Agreed, do water test for Ca and alk to make sure parameters are Ok First
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Old 11-06-2005, 03:19 PM   #6
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you dont have to shatter it...if its a decent rock just scuff up the coraline on top and let it fall on other rocks...then let that one rebuild or you can use it for aquascaping....unless its a small piece i would use it multiple times or for mulitple uses.
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