How do I grow Coralline Algae?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by TheSaltwaterGuy, Nov 14, 2010.

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  1. allsmilze

    allsmilze Astrea Snail

    Nov 17, 2009
    New York
    In addition to all the great advice which is all correct, coralline will not grow if you have hi phosphates... (keep that in mind) Also, if you do decide to seed your tank (which I recommend) make sure the rest of your rocks are clean. You can simply pulled them out one by one, depending on how many you have and simply brush them off with a tooth brush. Coralline will not grow on slimy surfaces surfaces, so I've heard. Parameters: VERY IMPORTANT!!! I recommend B-Ionic. It comes in two parts and it's seriously the best stuff out there recommended by marine aquarist all over! Stay away from the "purple up" stuff.. I heard that you do get coralline with it but it's not the same. I heard a lot of negative things about it.. Good luck bro, I'm on the same track as you and I"m beginning to see results doing some of the things I mentioned. keep your calcium high 450-500 ppm... Do frequent parameter checks because the alkalinity kinda offsets the PH.
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  3. ccopelin

    ccopelin Plankton

    Jan 25, 2011
    I'm not sure if anyone mentioned this, but I use purple up. Its specifically for coraline and other calcius algae. Its calcium, strontium, magnesium, and iodine. It will benefit other things in your tank as well. Although most reefkeepers add all these things as individual supplements.
  4. Kevin3884

    Kevin3884 Tassled File Fish

    Jun 22, 2009
    Tallahassee, Florida
    The best way to grow coralline algae is to recite "I HATE YOU CORALLINE ALGAE" everyday to your tank...seems to work for me
  5. PetMother

    PetMother Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

    Nov 29, 2010
    Somerset, WI
    I'll give you a rock of mine LOL I have a 4 bulb T5-HO lighting system and mine has began to start :)