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Old 12-15-2005, 08:29 PM   #11
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How do you introduce it into your system? Would LR introduce it?
If the LR has some visable purple coraline algae on it you should be fine. Otherwise, you can get "srappings" from the LFS or www.garf.org
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What are the proper CA/ALK levels?
This is variable. The promotion of coraline is aided by a bit higher CA levels. 420-450 should be fine. As CA climbs be sure to monitor ALK levels.
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So can someone remind me why us FOWLR folks need 4 watts per gallon and all this fancy PC lighting if the coroline doesn't need it?

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Better lighting MAY help promote coraline algae growth. As mentioned, there are other, more important factors. You do not need 4 watts per gal of cf lighting for a FOWLR tank.
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i have about 3 watts per gallon of no lighting with a calcium level of about 385 and my coraline grows fine. magnesium is pretty high .
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So can someone remind me why us FOWLR folks need 4 watts per gallon and all this fancy PC lighting if the coroline doesn't need it?
Never heard of that? For corals... yes but not coralline.
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so, does water flow have anything to do with the growth of coralline algae ??
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