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Old 11-13-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Coraline algae

I have heard this is bad for people's tanks as it clogs up the porous rock, is this right and how can I get rid of it if this is the case?
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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Coralline is good. Idk where you heard that but almost all mature tanks are covered in it. It competes with pest algae and is pretty lol.
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If coralline algae doesn't grow, stoney corals won't either. A reef is not a reef without it. It can be a pest to clean off of power heads and such, but it's growth is part of having high calcium levels to support coral growth.

If you have a fish only system, just keep calcium levels lower and coralline growth will drop.
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Fair enough as I said just a case of someone telling me it affects the porouseness of the rock. So of I am growing corralling will I be ok for stony corals do you think?
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Fair enough as I said just a case of someone telling me it affects the porouseness of the rock. So of I am growing corralling will I be ok for stony corals do you think?
I think it's presence indicates your cal/alk is in order. It doesn't require hardly any light, so it's presence indicates water quality, but means nothing as to lighting and flow.
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I think it's presence indicates your cal/alk is in order. It doesn't require hardly any light, so it's presence indicates water quality, but means nothing as to lighting and flow.
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Lighting and flow are just as important to stony coral health and growth as good water parameters.
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Cheers was going to say didn't think stones corals would grow with 4 54 watt t5 lights
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You could probably keep some lps under that lighting.
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