Where is My Algae??

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Jonreefy, May 9, 2011.

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  1. Jonreefy

    Jonreefy Astrea Snail

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    How long will it take for coralline algae to take over my tank, I am dosing Reef Complete for calcium and its around 400ppm ( I will get it higher w/ time and dosing)and I have a SG of 1.025-1.026 and am dosing Purple Tech every night in my 40gal tank. I have some coralline algae on some rocks bought w/ coral on it and I have a little coralline that grew really thin on one rock.
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Give it time it takes a while. High phosphates are hard on coralline algae. How long has your tank been up?
     
  4. Jonreefy

    Jonreefy Astrea Snail

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    2 years 3 months. 0 phosphates
     
  5. Jonreefy

    Jonreefy Astrea Snail

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    Tank had kinda a hard set up It was previously owned and up and running the tank looked pretty bad. So I dissasmbled it and did about everything wrong you could do. (dont ask long story) Now its looking great.
     
  6. SushiGirl

    SushiGirl Barracuda

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    Anything you dose to promote coralline (like Purple Tech) is mostly calcium, so you're effectively double-dosing your calcium.

    It takes a while, but once it starts it'll move pretty quickly. Take a toothbrush and brush some of the rock that has coralline on it or scrape some off to help seed it better.