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coralline algae growth

  1. General Reef Discussion
    Guys , I Need Help , I Will Start Cycling a New Tank whit live rock and instead of putting a bit of ' Sera Bio ReefClear ' , Can I Put a bit of " Red Sea Coralline Gro " ? Please Answer This Quick Please . :( Btw , Do I need also Lightning or I Don´t need it ?
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I was just wondering what is the best way to go with trying to grow coralline algae on my live and base rock.
  3. Tank Specs
    Hello everyone, Since May of 2012 I have been running a 48x12x20 standard 55 gal. reef tank. My tank may be somewhat unique to many folks because I have a hanging sump and have used strait tap water the entire time I have ran the tank. :bigeek: Though the water is strait from the tap, I do...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    What is the best light for growing coralline algae? I read one article that said to use actinic only. Another said to use white and actinic 2 to 1. Is there anything else I can do to improve coralline algae growth while I'm waiter for my tank to cycle?
  5. General Reef Discussion
    I am trying to get the purple coralline algae to spread to the other rocks in my 10g nano tank So far the only coralline thats been growing well is the red/ maroon coralline...Whats the best lighting to get the purple to start growing faster?? I have been using Ocean Sun 10,000k, should I use...
  6. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Looking to purchase some scrapings of coraline algae, need to seed my tank . Thanks
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I'm having a hard time getting coraline to grow all over my rocks:lookaround:, you guys got any suggestions?:lightbulb: :king:-Deuter:read:
  8. Nano Reefs
    bought me a bottle today. was wondering if anyone else has tried this in their nano... will be dosing 2 ml every so often... not really sure how often to do it. Calcium is around 360 ppm
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I've had a blue linkia star for over a year in my tank. He's always done real well since I figured out to really maintain the salinity closely. That was the #1 issue. All of his little white spots went away and he was real healthy. He's always been shy and stayed in the rocks when the lights...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    How do you get Coraline Algae to cover everything? I had a 20 gallon set up for 4 months and didn't get any Coraline at all. I have heard about people getting Coraline everywhere in 3 months. I now have a 55 set up now and would like to see some Coraline Algae over everything. Would it help if I...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I am starting to get white spots on my corralline algae. Does this mean something is going wrong in my tank? I recently adjusted my lighting period 10hrs to around 8hrs to help control other algae problems. I confess I don't keep track of my calcium levels or anything else for that matter...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    okay. what can i do about this. looks like air bubbles trapped inside of red hair algae. don't want to add chemicals. i like to let nature take care of its own. any critter that can eat this stuff that won't add too much bioload? emeral crabs eat this stuff? there is quite high flow in...
  13. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    We've been having some mysterious sps problems, with bleaching/receding from the base up and patches. We found the culprit tonight. Asternia starfish munching away on an acro!! http://www.garf.org/STAR/starfish.html Hope no one else has the evil evil adorable little munchers, if you do, find...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Ok, I have had my tank up since about June/July 2006. Have a few corals and some fish and I don't think I have actually grown 1 bit of Coralline Algae. Well, I think I have grown some green stuff, if that is what the very hard to scrape stuff is growing on the back of my tank. Some of my...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I ordered a 90 gallon reef ready AGA tank today. Would've got the 75 gallon but the 90 was on sale for the same price. It should arrive in 3 days. It's official, the 90 gallon tank build has begun :banana:
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Okay so i have my 36" outer orbit (150hqi and 2 x 96 pc) on my 40 breeder now and I want to start sps corals. I currently use essential elements, strontium and purple-up for my calcium. The problem I heard that the purple-up isnt a good calcium supplement for sps. I want to try kalkwasser but...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    What is the difference between iodide and iodine? The seachem test both and I just realized I have both. I have always had the iodide and got the iodine with the tank. Just trying to clarify if both are needed? Cleaning out my chemical closet and getting rid of stuff I dont use.
  18. Northeast Florida Marine Aquarium Society
    Hello all, Got a bit of a conundrum on my hands. The Orange Monti Cap and Branching Monti are still alive. The Branching has turned brown, but I am running PC's so, I'm guessing there is not enough of the right kind of light. Of the 3 pieces of Orange Monti, only one is still orange. The other...
  19. Massachusetts North Shore Marine and Reef Club
    What does everyone keep their ALK and calcium levels at? What is a good range to shoot for.
  20. Substrate Free Tank Husbandry (Bare bottomed)
    I've asked some of this in a previous thread, but i was hoping for a little more clarity. A little history first. -Last winter, i stared cooking the rock and pulling out the sand bed. During this time, i was using 2 part dosing and keeping alk and calc around 11 dkh and 400 ppm. -In March...
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