Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-16-2005, 08:43 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: nyc
Posts: 336
purple is the color~!

I have been looking at saltwater tanks on this site, and realized that all the rocks and tanks were covered in purple. What is that stuff? I know its good stuff how do you grow it?
__________________

__________________
nycfatcow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 09:04 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 72
its coraline algae. If you introduce something with the algae on it like live rock, it just spreads by itself.
__________________

__________________
ironmanxl1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 09:23 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: nyc
Posts: 336
had my tank for about half a year the purple on the rocks didn't really spread that much any ways to increase the spreading??

------- Alllllrigggghhhttttttt giggity giggity - buddy icon quagmire
__________________
nycfatcow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 11:00 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: georgia
Posts: 347
good calcium levels and alkalinity. the are some additives that say "coraline accelerator" is an additive. not sure what it is though.
__________________
dorian965 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 11:27 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: nyc
Posts: 336
hmmm i want that purp natural look!!!
__________________
nycfatcow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 11:48 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Batavia NY
Posts: 415
I've heard good things about "purple-up", but I don't like to add chemicals to my tank, so I can't say from experience. You could look around for LR that has good coraline growth on it and place it in your tank. I have heard that LR.com sells good LR for coraline, but again, no personal experience.
__________________
I'm not addicted... I can quit when ever I want...Wait...I'll just LOOK at the fish.

55 gal cycling. Will be FOWLR.
haus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 12:15 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: nyc
Posts: 336
hmm icic okok thankz
__________________
nycfatcow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 06:51 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 114
Make sure your doing small frequent water changes. At least fifteen percent at least once a week. A good salt mix will replenish the needed levels to grow Coraline.

When doing tank maintenance, and providing you have some rock with a little Coraline on it, scratch at it with your thumb nail here and there to spread the spores.

I have also had an lfs tell me to add a small urchin to the tank. They will feed on Coraline but in the process break lose and spread spores and actually contribute to its spread. I do not however know how sound this advice is and would think that in the absence or easier alga's for the urchin to eat your Coraline could disappear pretty quickly.
__________________
natman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 07:50 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: nyc
Posts: 336
o0o thanks for the feed back i will give it a rty
__________________
nycfatcow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 08:03 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
the best way to get coraline algae to grow is to introduce it. check out www.garf.org for mail order coraline. You can also get some nice incrusted LR from the LFS to help. To an extent, good lighting will help this algae to grow but, as mentioned, the proper ALK/CA levels are most important.
__________________

__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
color

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[color=#b60000]wanted, hood for all glass 29 gal[/color] Acer Archive 0 11-28-2005 11:50 AM
dark red/purple color on rocks greatgman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11 06-20-2005 07:55 PM
[color=#a30000]powder blue tang wont eat[/color] AtlMagic Forum Admin & Announcements 2 04-11-2004 05:52 PM
[color=brown]Cycle with decomposing fish food[/color] wrx Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 3 02-23-2004 10:07 AM
[color=#a30000]powder blue tang wont eat[/color] SpeedRacerXX1 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 08-06-2003 11:22 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.