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Old 10-17-2005, 10:44 PM   #11
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When I first started my tank I asked about purple up etc. Most everyone told me not to waste my money. Now as I scrape it off my acrylic constantly I am glad I took their advise. As Lando said " proper ALK/CA levels are most important."
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Old 10-17-2005, 11:37 PM   #12
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hmm the thing is, its not like i dont have any purp at all, its just that they are very very lil purp dots. I see your tanks like filled with purp!!! its crazy my tank is still white compared to you guys..maybe i should put up pics. let me try to.
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Old 10-18-2005, 12:14 AM   #13
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Purple dots are all you need. Just as long as you have a start. Now work on getting your water parameters correct. What kind of lighting do you have?
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Old 10-18-2005, 01:01 AM   #14
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i have a 75 gal tank. my light should be decent. coralife compact strip light. 65wattsx4. 2 of them are acrlyic.
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Old 10-18-2005, 01:15 AM   #15
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Lghting looks fine. Have you checked your Ca/ Alk? If they are good just give it a little time.
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:06 PM   #16
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nopes never tested it dont have any kits i guess ill just give it time and a nice water change today
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Old 10-19-2005, 12:51 AM   #17
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Regular PWC's should keep your Ca/Alk at a decent level, assuming you don't have any Ca/Alk demanding corals, etc. FWIW Some salt mixes have better Ca/Alk ratios than others. HTH
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Old 10-19-2005, 01:44 PM   #18
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yeh i think i just mite do that sounds like the smartest way. Gonna go any buy a piece of rock with a lotta coraline algae!!
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I havent done a thing and my coraline grows great. I've had the tank for about 6 mos now and there is coraline everywhere. I do water changes about once a month and have regular old flourescent lighting. The only chemical I add is Kents essential elements but I dunno if that does anything or not
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It is really worth investing in a set of test kits, IMHO. When I got my first saltwater tank started, and bought test kits a few days later, my Ca++ level was at 240 mg/L (ppm). I stopped using that brand of salt since then, and was able to correct the problem fairly quickly, but if you do not test for it you will never know. Besides, a $10 kit will get you 50 tests or so - good for a year or more.
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