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Old 07-16-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Ways to inteoduce coralline algae?

I am looking for ways to introduce corraline algae in my tank. I do not thing that my live rock has any. Would the margarita snails that are encrusted with coralline algae work? I can't post pics on this thread for some reason but I am going to post pics on my page of my live rock.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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Get a rock that has it growing already and put it in the tank. I took mine a would scratch a patch off into the tank every week or so and slowly the spots around it started spreading.
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Get a rock that has it growing already and put it in the tank. I took mine a would scratch a patch off into the tank every week or so and slowly the spots around it started spreading.
Thanks for the info. I am going to petco tomorrow.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:57 PM   #5
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My petco has coraline sheets too. It's a piece of acrylic with coraline growing on it and you just scrape it off. Petco here has live rock filled with aptaisia. I wouldn't introduce that to your tank.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:14 PM   #6
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My petco has coraline sheets too. It's a piece of acrylic with coraline growing on it and you just scrape it off. Petco here has live rock filled with aptaisia. I wouldn't introduce that to your tank.
Alright I will ask if they have any sheets... So you think the coralline encrusted margarita snails will work?
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As long aas there is coralline in the tank it will spread. Of course the more you have the faster it will go but yes, even the purple snails can spread it.
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As long aas there is coralline in the tank it will spread. Of course the more you have the faster it will go but yes, even the purple snails can spread it.
How many for a 20 gallon... 5?
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I don't know but I have two tanks (that were transfered within the last to months from smaller tanks) and I have coraline growing all over the place already. red, green and purple.
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Ive heard that brushing it with a tooth brush or something similar will help to spread the spores. Dunno if its true, but it makes sense.
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