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Old 08-15-2006, 08:35 PM   #1
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Coraline algae supplement

What do you guys think is the best Coraline algae supplement, IYE?
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Old 08-15-2006, 09:46 PM   #2
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Here is some good info on the topic:

http://saltaquarium.about.com/librar..._coralline.htm

To answer your question, some guys use "Purple Up", Kalkwasser, C-Balance or other additives that increase calcium and alkalinity.
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My PWC`s with oceanic salt keep my calcium at 450 which is a vital part needed for corraline.
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I think weekly 10% water changes are the best bet.
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I've used purple up and unless you have existing coralline algae in your tank, it's ineffective.
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I think weekly 10% water changes are the best bet.
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I bought a piece of LR that was covered in coralline to seed my tank. I then began dosing with 2-part B-Ionic. Now, my rocks are covered and I have given up scraping the sides of my tank. The place is covered in purples and reds.
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I bought a piece of LR that was covered in coralline to seed my tank. I then began dosing with 2-part B-Ionic. Now, my rocks are covered and I have given up scraping the sides of my tank. The place is covered in purples and reds.
How long did it take to get full coverage?

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I think weekly 10% water changes are the best bet.
This may be a good idea but I was doing 12% PWC weekly or slightly more often with IO salt and my calcium was in the 200's. ??????????? It took a bit of C0-Balance to get it up to 400 and there is noting in my tank that is consuming calcium. I'm a believer in testing rather than assuming.
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I am using purple up right now as well. Some of my LR turned white and now has green spots..that is coralline right? yippee!

But- my LR with existing purple and pink coralline is turning white..so it is getting reversed...

Is it ok to have too much calcium in your tank? (600)
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Is purple up dangerous? I have only fish only and in the past I saw my fish acting strange after adding it.. I have a 40 gallon and barely added half a cap.. so I've been paranoid...

Do I need to monitor calcium with this stuff?
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