coraline algae good sign or not

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  1. Wolve

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    Hi Ppl need some advice kindda. is coraline alage growth a good sign or bad sign. my new tank running for about a month now has more coraline growth than my previous tank had for over 7 months. i have been really busy at work and just didnt clean the glass, now glass panes are covered with the stuff (can barely see through the lower part of the front glass). whats the best way to remove, and also wont just scrapping coz the algae to float in the water column and just die off........
     
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    its a very good sign:) just scrape it off with a blade and leave it. it will set us elsewhere:)
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  4. Andreas

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    Corraline algea is a good sign but some people remove it from all their glass panes as it consumes calcium and alkalinity thus reducing the available supply to your other corals.

    I personally leave it to grow all over besides the front pane:pThe corraline also covers most of your live rock over time and therby reduces the effectiveness of the biological filtration inside the rock:)
     
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    thanks for the replies guys, looks like i need to get myself some blades and get scrapping. i have also read that some urchins chow down on coraline but then you run the risk of them knocking all stuff over
     
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    very very good
     
  7. Andreas

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    That's correct. I currently have two small Urchins in my tank and you should see the damage they cause when going over the corraline:pThere is the risk of them knocking over coral then you would have a bit of chemical warfare going on but just ensure that your coral if firmly attached and you should be fine:)
     
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    I think they've answer your question so Good Job to you.
     
  9. Wolve

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    hey guys just tort id show you a few pics. this is just three weeks after moving stuff over from old tank :)

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    back glass - wanted to put in some black sheeting dont think im gonna waste my time now :)

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    That's some hectic growth for three weeks:whistling:
     
  11. Wolve

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    yeah thats wat im thinking as well, but its only been 3 weeks since i moved stock and turned on the lights, was cycling for 6 weeks before that with no lights. the only difference from the old tank is i dose kalk through the ATO plus i add about 6 spoons of reef sucess calk every 2 days.
     
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