Help with coralline

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  1. Vann1986

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    can anybody help me or give some advice on how to maybe speed up the growth of my coralline algea i have spots here and there...
     
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    keep your alk, ca and mg stable
     
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    thanks for the help i will read through the links and hopefully that should give me an idea or two
     
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    One option is to buy a piece of live rock with lots of coraline on it and get an urchin......they munch it off the rocks and in doing so break little pieces off that settle else where and grow. this is what happened in my tank and I might be mistaken but my coraline spread like wildfire after I added an urchin
     
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    Purple Up is the bomb! :)
     
  8. ReefMaster

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    Do you really want a lot of coralline, my logic in my thinking is that coralline covering all the surfaces will inhibit growth of organisms in the porous rock
     
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    Purpleup will do the trick, makes coralline go nuts but as oceanseeker mentioned, its not always good having too much coralline, it can block things and u have to clean the glass alot more, but works wonders for corals because of the added iodine and strontium
     
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    As regards Purple-Up, well my view is that anything that is not a natural process will cause some imbalance somewhere else. PurpleUp may very well be a quick fix, but is it sustainable. Just remember we are here for the long haul so good husbandry and regular supply via dosing will grow enough coralline. As a matter of interest, IMHO dosing is far better than running a calcium reactor, but this is another whole debate


     
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    Spot on Tremayn. Would you say maintaining the following levels as desirable on a mix reef system

    Alk | 10dkh
    Ca | 440
    Mg | 1350
     
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