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Old 10-16-2009, 08:32 PM   #11
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how did you get your coraline growth soooo purple and beautiful? WHat lighting are you using and did you use additives to help with the coraline growth
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Old 10-16-2009, 09:03 PM   #13
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how did you get your coraline growth soooo purple and beautiful? WHat lighting are you using and did you use additives to help with the coraline growth
First thank you all for the praise. My lighting is a 4x54w t-5 setup. I use two 14k UVL tubes and two 420 actinics. I took a piece of LR that had lots of coralline growth on it and scraped the corallin off. I then took this mixture and mixed it with tank water. I then turned off my main pump and poured the coralline mixture in front of the remaining circulation pumps (1 koralia 2 and three 650 gpm pumps) These pumps are controled by a wavemaster pro unit by red sea. Make sure your Alk and Cal are up to par and you should be good to go. The only drawback of this is that you will get lots of coralline growing on your front glass that have to be taken off. I also leave the lights on for 13hrs a day (not recommended for a new tank). That's it..
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Nice looking tank. What kind of urchin is that?
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Great Tank. How many gallons is it?
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Old 11-27-2009, 01:51 AM   #17
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Awesome pics. I like the sea urchin thats in there. Also, what kind of starfish you got there?
The urchin is a hitchhiker and the star is a Linckia multifora. I've had the urchin from a pinky nail size to what it is now and the star for a little over 6 months...maybe 8. Alk at 8 and Ca at 380 constant. I use Kalk for my makeup water.( Mrs. Wages). I went with MW because the last jar of Kalk I bought was $21.00 for 10oz( But it said it was for "Reef Tank". and I bought 6 lbs of WB for $22.00.
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how did you get your coraline growth soooo purple and beautiful? WHat lighting are you using and did you use additives to help with the coraline growth
As my coralline started to take off my Alk started to drop so I have been adding Kalk. to my makeup water. I keep alk at 8 and Ca at 380ppm.
My lights are two 54w 10,000k and 2 54w actinics. I run them for 13 1/2 hrs a day. Now this photo period works for me and it may set off an algae bloom for some others. If you increase do it slowly.
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