coralline advice

Discussion in 'Algae' started by REEFerMADNESS88, Oct 18, 2015.

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  1. REEFerMADNESS88

    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    so this is kinda strange since im trying to help some algae grow but what is a good way to promote more coralline algae growth. Such as water parameters, lighting, etc. anything besides just time.
     
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  3. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Get scrapings from someone, turn your flow and filtration off for 30 minutes or so then put the scrapings in your tank.

    Elevated and stable calc and alk along with high light promotes growth.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Ugh. Coralline algae. You don't need it to have a well rounded system. Imo it looks terrible when it takes over.
     
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    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Yup. Not to mention it's a pain in the neck when it starts to grow on powerheads and equipment.
     
  6. ivanbosk

    ivanbosk Feather Duster

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    Yeah, once your tank gets established, it grows like a weed and is a pain to remove...
     
  7. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Consider yourself lucky.

    But no, just time and regular maintenance.
     
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  9. Jim Bonds

    Jim Bonds Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    So you all would consider coralline algae a nuisance? This is disappointing. I already took some scrapings and added them to my tank. Wish I had read this before I did that :(
     
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    ivanbosk Feather Duster

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    don't get me wrong, it looks nice and IMHO it is a good indicator of a healthy tank. However, it does grow where you don't need or want it and it is quite a job to remove...
     
  11. REEFerMADNESS88

    REEFerMADNESS88 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    im guessing do to its calcifying nature their aren't many grazers that will pick at it.
     
  12. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    Its pretty until it grows on everything.
    I think besides a straight razor, nothing will get it off. I see used tanks and the one thing left on is the coralline.