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  1. oceanic boy

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    Hi everyone

    Ive been looKing at pics of reefers tankd and i noticed that their live rock
    Is this beautiful purple colour. How do you get the rock that colour?

    Is it difficult?
    Does the tank need to be mature?
    Any special item needed?

    Thanks
     
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    I found this Thread for you...not much, only 2 Pages...Posted a while back and as I haven't read thru the entire Thread..hope this helps in the meantime...
    Coraline - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    It's my understanding that once you have your water parameters in check, it will automatically grow...
     
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    Bear in mind this form of algae tends to become calcium hungry so be prepared to up the calcium dosing once it starts growing ....
     
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    Thanx for the help friends
     
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    also remember corraline doent just appear.. it needs to be introduced either via bought LR or through corraline scrapings from a friends tank..

    then you need to make sure there is enough calcoim magnesium and your alk levels are in check..

    for optimal growth it prefers more blue light that red yellow spectrum..

    it can knock the filtering capacity of your LR by reducing its effieciency and will need constant calcium addition to stay rich pink but id rather have that problem than GHA anyday...
     
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    Some good Advise here..and yes Coraline Algae anytime over GHA...been there..dont wanna go back there...:whistling::blush::thumbup:
     
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    Thanx guys....:)
     
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