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Old 04-30-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Coralline algae growth

I have existing live rock but last week I added 2 pieces of live rock with coralline algae and I notice that other live rock with a lityle purple and white does coralline algae start to grow this quick question for you experts out there im a newbie lol

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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It usually takes a bit longer to grow to other rock in your system. Are you sure it's coralline? If it comes off easy then it's probably cyano and not coralline.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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Im going to check but hopefully its not cyano
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:21 PM   #4
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It usually takes a bit longer to grow to other rock in your system. Are you sure it's coralline? If it comes off easy then it's probably cyano and not coralline.
Its coralline I checked thats awsome
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:07 PM   #5
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I wish I could fins a piece like that. I have a snail with a lot if it and now its starting to grow in my rock but very slowly
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:14 PM   #6
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I wish I could fins a piece like that. I have a snail with a lot if it and now its starting to grow in my rock but very slowly
Go to ur LPS and look at all the live rock and check for coralline thats the way I did it and also on ebay I wrote corallibe algae and there is a seller selling it for 35$ with shipping fir scrappings but ill post pics later on it
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:19 PM   #7
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Cool thanks man
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:22 PM   #8
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Cool thanks man
Thats my 30 gallon and I just notive the live rock is turning white on thee back I will see lots of coralline in there wooohooo lol
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Thanks bro im beginner so im still learning the hobby but its great lol
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:39 PM   #11
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What type of light do you have man
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What type of light do you have man
I have 2 t5 12000k blue and white
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Use purple up that thing is great bro and to tell u the truth I only check 3 things nitrite ammonia and ph thats it lol
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Ya I'm either fing to get some leds or a t5 lighting system
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What's the best chemical or supplement to grow coralline algae? I have base rocks that I need to get some growth on from my other live rock before the cycle is finished
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What's the best chemical or supplement to grow coralline algae? I have base rocks that I need to get some growth on from my other live rock before the cycle is finished
im using purple up and I seeded coralline algae works great
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Okay, and lighting will affect it too right? Ill probably buy me some purple up
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Okay, and lighting will affect it too right? Ill probably buy me some purple up
I have 2 t5 12000k
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Okay, and lighting will affect it too right? Ill probably buy me some purple up
If you're running a reef tank with the appropriate levels of Ca & Mg, Purple up will do nothing for you. It's just concentrated calcium etc. Coraline doesn't grow in your tank on it's own; it has to be introduced into it. Best bet is to get a piece of LR with coraline and scrape it to get it introduced into your tank.
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