Discussion in 'Algae' started by 10acrewoods, Mar 15, 2009.
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sorry but no pics but halide side is starting to pick up growth rate. But t5 still has more growth.
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 ?
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?
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.
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! !!!
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
no , same for most people I reckon - all plastics are the 1st thing to get decent growth on them IME
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?
Non halide side
Here is the proof for more darker thicker corline use lower lights.
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