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Ok, Here is a question for ya from the newbie. I hear everyone talking about coralline and scraping it off of tank glass. I have had my tank up for about 6 months now and, sad to say, have not noticed this coralline problem. I have lots of purple on my rocks though it has not seemed to manifest itself on my glass or hardware. Is there something I am doing wrong?

My livestock seems to be flourishing. parameters appear fine. Lighting good, as far as I can tell. Is there some magic formula for getting this stuff to grow, other than on the rocks?

Here are my last test results for my tank. Any help would be greatly appreciated. As I said, I am a newbie and am just muttling (sp?) through as best I can. Thanks in advance.

55 gallon tank
Amm- 0
Nit-0
Salinity- 1.025
temp- 80
phosph- 0.1 (working on this one)
calcium- 450
ph- 8.4
 

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k9flash said:
Ok, Here is a question for ya from the newbie. I hear everyone talking about coralline and scraping it off of tank glass. I have had my tank up for about 6 months now and, sad to say, have not noticed this coralline problem. I have lots of purple on my rocks though it has not seemed to manifest itself on my glass or hardware. Is there something I am doing wrong?
This 4 month newbie thinks you are doing just fine. ;) If you have it growing on your rocks I figure it will get on your hardware in time.

I have some very tiny spots on my glass that I can't scrub off using the magnetic glass cleaner. Now I have to figure out how to get those spots off before it grows and becomes a visual problem.
 

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I've know people with perfectly healthy reef tanks that just have never had much coraline growing on the glass or powerheads etc.

I wish I had that problem.

I dose nothing in my tanks, not even kalk, and I couldn't get rid of the dang stuff. Not such a problem with glass tanks, you just break out a razor blade, but all my tanks have been acrylic. A credit card works well for scraping, as does a Kent Marine pro-scraper made for acrylic but the best thing I've found bar none is a thick piece of acylic that was cut off from making a tank. Scrapes the coraline right off without scratching.

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k9flash~

What's your magnesium level? I've noticed in my tank that it doesn't grow well until the MG levels get up above 1100 mg/l. natural seawater runs around 1300 mg/L if I remember right.

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I have no idea what the mag levels are. That is one test I have not been doing. I will have to check that.

I guess, for now, I will just leave things the way they are and take a wait and see approach. Thanks for the input, guys.
 
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