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devong 05-31-2008 09:46 AM

Live rock - coraline algae?
 
About how long would it take for live rock to develop coraline algae?

My live rock has some brown algae growing on it, and read a few threads that said this is not necessary a bad thing, but natural. Is there anything I can do to help the coraline algae develop faster, my tank is about 1 1/2 mths old, so still new, 47G, I know i need to upgrade my lighting. What about purple up?

DJOstrichHead 06-01-2008 12:30 PM

everything i've heard is mixed on purple up. corraline grows best when it is helped to move around the tank. scrape some off rocks that have it already or point a powerhead straight at it and that will help to move it around the tank to spread


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