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Old 08-11-2006, 03:03 PM   #1
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Coralline alge?

Any additives you can put in the tank to help coralline algae grow.
I've read in "the conscientious marine aquarist" about adding Calcium and keeping Alkalinity or Carbonate hardness should be high about 8dkh.

Any thought or ideas about what type of additives I can add to the tank?
Let me know if I should be asking this in the reef forum.


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I'm not sure, I don't dose, but I think a product called "purple up" might....

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Old 08-11-2006, 03:24 PM   #3
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This is the product mentioned above:

46 gal FOWLR
11lb Live Rock - 40lb Live Sand
ProClear Pro 75 - LR rubble & skimmer in sump
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you need to test for alk and calcium and keep the levels up where they need to be. I dose B-ionic 2 part additive to keep things in check.
Never add anything to the tank unless you check levels first.
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I always had good luck with Kent Coral Vite... I like there products here is a link with pretty much the full gambit...

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Old 08-14-2006, 08:35 PM   #6
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Calcium is a big part for corraline so check out you calcium level and see where you are. I use oceanic salt so I just do regular PWC`s and calcium stays at 450. The other part is your alkalinity.

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