coraline growth and lighting experiment.

Discussion in 'Algae' started by 10acrewoods, Mar 15, 2009.

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  1. 10acrewoods

    10acrewoods Fire Goby

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    sorry but no pics but halide side is starting to pick up growth rate. But t5 still has more growth.
     
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  3. Tangster

    Tangster 3reef Sponsor

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    Anyone else ever notice the corallines seem to have an affinity for acrylic . It will grow on that faster then about anything else. Maybe its just me ?
     
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  4. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    I agree it grows like crazy on my acrylic overflow all over my power heads but not very much on the glass.
    I wonder what the attraction is?
     
  5. pgreef

    pgreef Fire Goby

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    Yup. It grows easier on dull plastic. First spots to appear in my tank were on the filter lift tube, plastic heater housing and powerheads.
     
  6. bmshehan

    bmshehan Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    Hmmm... interesting... and I thought my corraline was going crazy!! Guess I should be happy with my MH because if I had lesser lighting it would be growing on the front door! :p!!!
     
  7. 10acrewoods

    10acrewoods Fire Goby

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    maybe the surface of acrylic is more rough then glass. It gives it a better foot hold. I would be willing to bet that is one reason why it grows better and faster. other could be heat transferance but that might be a streach
     
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  9. lloydy

    lloydy Astrea Snail

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    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    no , same for most people I reckon - all plastics are the 1st thing to get decent growth on them IME


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  11. Tangster

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    Acyclic is not as porous as the rocks or sand on the bottom . I always guessed its somthing used in the acrylic that attracted the growth of the stuff . Just always been one of those things that made me say huuuum?:confused:
     
  12. 10acrewoods

    10acrewoods Fire Goby

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    Non halide side
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    Halide side

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    Here is the proof for more darker thicker corline use lower lights.