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Old 04-13-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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coraline algae?

i have had my new t5 HO(2 bulbs) unit installed now for 2 weeks and i have been noticing a little bit of coraline alage growth but it really hasnt been taking off like i expected does this stuff take a long time to grow do i have to do somethign to help it along i really want my rock covered in purple lol
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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What are your calcium and alkalinity levels?
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i dont test for them, i dont have corals yet but i use to and bought part a and part b trace elements and i do add that to the tank periodically because i was told that would do it but i dont do it alot because i dont have any new corals yet
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Just my opinion, but, i wouldn't dose anything you can't test for. Youre kinda just flying blind lol.
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yeah, agreed. I'd go ahead and get test kits for those, you're going to want them later for corals anyway.
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IMO it doesn't grow too fast and IME it grows better under older bulbs.

I wouldn't worry, give it time. Before you know it you'll start to dislike scraping it off of everything in the tank!
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