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Old 10-30-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Coraline algea

Whats the best and quickest way of growin coraline algea? I want allmy rocks to go purple pink looks really nice
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:25 PM   #2
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Keep you alkalinity and calcium up. Here's my tank lol
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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Lol thays crazy how long does it take after you dose? And how often should you dose calcium and alkaline
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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That will depend on your systems needs. Unless you have a lot of sps and lps your water changes should keep your levels correct if you do them frequent enough. When dosing you'll have to test the system day to day to understand how much it is depleting over 24 hours to get the correct dosage amount
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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Thanks guys
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:47 PM   #6
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Do you have any to begin with?? Coralline algae doesn't "develop" like beneficial bacteria..... it has to be introduced to the system from an outside source, like hitchhiking in on a coral frag or LR.
Like Mrc stated, if you don't have a lot of stony corals that consume your calc & alk, then regular pwc's will maintain plenty good enough levels for it to grow. If you have some, the best way to get it to spread is shut off any filtration and scrape it, leaving a powerhead or two on for about an hour to spread the scrapings, then turn your filtration back on. It can take a while to get going, but once it does it usually takes off.
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Alright i will give that a go
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