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Old 01-09-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
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fostering coralline algea

Hey all --
What the best way to do this? I've got pretty decent lighting now, and I've got the Ca up around 420. I _think_ I'm on the right track, but I'd appreciate any other guidance. Thanks!

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55 gal, CC base with 120# LR
CurrentUSA ORBIT 4x65W PC with moonlights
Seaclone skimmer
Fluval 304 for carbon and LR rubble
couple of MaxiJet-900 PHs
Calcium and Corbonate supplements 2x/week

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1 royal gramma | 1 lawnmower blenny
1 cleaner shrimp | 1 fire shrimp
2 emerald crabs | bunch of snails and hermits

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a boatload of fire worms and brittle/banded stars
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From, what I know...

-keep phophate levels down. If you use tap water, this could be a problem.
-keep calcium and alkalinity up (which you are doing)
-good lighting

Sounds like you are in the right track, IMO. I was blessed with coraline covered LR, so growing it came along with everyday life in the tank.


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Old 01-09-2005, 07:23 PM   #4
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Mine started covering the rock and back glass from the start (I scrape it off the front and sides every other day.
That was with NO lighting.
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