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Old 04-12-2005, 04:30 AM   #1
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Corline Algae

How do i promote Corline algae growth? How do i maintain it?
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Old 04-12-2005, 06:02 AM   #2
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keep good levels of calcium and strontium to help it spread and keep it looking good.
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Old 04-12-2005, 09:48 AM   #3
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coralline is a hassle. It's pretty on live rocks and all but when it starts to grow on your front glass and you have to clean it off every other day, you'll be starting a thread about "how do I stop coralline growth".

I guess it doesn't really matter though, as long as you do normal tank maintenance you'll have more coralline than you know what to do with. I know people say it's a sign of a healthy tank, but it stinks when it starts to get out of control.

Just let it be. Don't open the can of worms................ I thought I wanted it one time to, now I have to litterally scrape it off the glass 3 times a week while getting bittten by a clown fish because I'm to close to his leather.
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Try to keep Calcium levels between 400 and 450 and it should be great for growth, but not too overwhelming.
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i actually like when it grows on the back and on my power heads and stuff but i usually clean off my sides and front enough that there is little algea growth at all there.
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I was gonna ask the same question. I also wonder how long it normally takes to start spreading? What does it look like when it is starting to spread?

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I have mostly purple coraline, it seems to spread as circular patterns on the glass. Seems a little more erratic on the live rock.
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coralline is a hassle. It's pretty on live rocks and all but when it starts to grow on your front glass and you have to clean it off every other day, you'll be starting a thread about "how do I stop coralline growth".
I don't think you could ever have to much coraline. I would gladly scrape mine of of my glass every other day to have such pretty rocks. (and I do hehe )

If you dont like your coraline you can send some my way!

get a mag float and you dont need to worry about piranna clowns.
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I was just wondering cause my tank is only about 12 days old,, seems to have a bunch of pink spots that kinda look like a gel. I have two rocks with plenty of coarline on it and want it to spread.

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