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Old 01-25-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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tank almost 2 months old and no corraline

So I keep seeing all these biocubes with large patches of purple growth on the back wall, I believe its corraline? anyway I have very little of this on my rocks and none on my wall. Only place that its very prevelant is on a rock that i bought that had already been covered. Why isnt it showing up? BTW i have a 14 G biocube. its a month and 3 weeks old
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:27 PM   #2
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it took over a year for my biocube to be covered as much as it was.. its not an over night deal
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:32 PM   #3
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Im not sure about a BioCube but in my 55 gallon I used to have it was roughly a year before my wall began to be covered.
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There's a company that puts base rock in the ocean and then sell it as live rock. I believe they leave it in the ocean for 10 years.
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okay so the fact that i see little is not a probem? i just thought itd start showing up alot now. guess not. thanks guys
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What are your calcium and alkalinity levels? If your calcium is at least 380ppm and your alkalinity is above 8 dKh, then you should be OK. If below those levels, it's going to effect your coralline growth.

But I agree with what the others have said - it takes a while for it to take off. A year for decent coverage is about right. A while back I posted several pictures over the first year of my tank, showing the progression of the coralline. I'll see if I can find that post...

[Edit: Found it. Near the bottom of the following post: Not happy... ]
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if you scrape some off of that rock and grind it up and put it back in the water it will spread to other surfaces faster.
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You can also just brush the rock with a toothbrush every day or two inside the tank. It'll spread real quick. I did that in my 55 and I started seeing growth on the back wall at 4 months and at the year mark it's pretty much totally covered.
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thanks nelson. krypt and mr x, ill be sure to scrape some off, thanks for th advice
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