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Old 08-30-2014, 01:26 AM   #1
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Coralline algae and Jar reef

Anyone know how to grow Coralline? Also what does it do for the reef (all I know is that it's good)? Is it possible to keep a few mushroom corals in a jar? And how would I do that? What lighting would you recommend? I ask a lot of questions....☺


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Old 08-30-2014, 01:33 AM   #2
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Coralline is actually neither good nor bad, although it's annoying as heck and is a sign of a healthy aquarium. But pico aquariums such as that are really neat. I once saw a vase tank that had been up and running for around 10 years that was full of LPS corals.

I would suggest doing a large vase over a jar, the glass in a vase is generally going to be a little bit clearer and nicer looking.

As for light, a par 38 bulb would probably work nicely or if you go with low light corals you could possibly put it in a window that receives a lot of sunlight.

You will also need to find a miniature pump for flow and a way to heat it.
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Heat it? What temp do mushrooms need?


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Are the mini power heads expensive? Guess I'll find out!


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Nah, you can probably pick up something for around $20. Look for an external water pump as they won't take up a lot of space and the water can be sucked out and returned with plastic tubing. Shoot for around 20x the volume of the container per hour in flow.

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Around 75 - 80 is their preferred temp.
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My house is about 72-76. As far as all the live rock and stuff is all that necessary for what I'm trying to do? And you said it was called pico right? That's way cool! What about water conditions? Thanks for the advice you've given so far!


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Honestly, if you are just getting into salt water; for your first tank you really should go big. The smaller the tank, the harder it is to keep happy. For a first salt water tank I wouldn't go with less than a 20g if possible.

Your tank idea is difficult, but it can be done.

Since your tank is going to be soo small I would go with the 70gph model and shoot for a minimum water volume of 2 gallons. Maybe a large fish bowl would work nicely for it.
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I completely agree as you say in the states GO BIG OR GO HOME !!


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Coralline algae and Jar reef

Ok. I don't have a 20g the biggest thing I have is 10g....
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