Originally Posted by Mrc8858
Ya I'm talking more along the lines of BB for an example like how long would it take til that lace rock could be used to cycle a new tank...but on another note what are the best conditions to help coraline spread and at what rate should I expect...I've heard that light actually slows it down, is this true?
Well it should be live in a week or 2 if you have a strong bio load.
Coralline is a whole new can of worms lol. There are several factors in growing coralline. It also needs to be introduced to the system, either by a piece of LR
that has it on it or by scraping it from an established tank, it wont just show up on its own. Light helps it grow. I've actually found that as my bulbs got older I saw more growth. It will grow in high and low light areas but from my experiences it definitely doesn't hurt it. Its a calcium based algae so your calcium levels will need to be in check. This opens up a whole chemistry conversation about the relationship of dkh
, calcium..blah blah lol. Ideal water conditions overall will also help.
Soo in the short answer..light, calcium, good water parameters.