[wtd] Purple Coralline Algae

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  1. Dre

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    Hi guys does anyone have some purple coralline algae that they are willing to scrape their rocks to sell to me. I bought some real Reef rock and I just started my tank. I want to grind it up and put it into the tank. I have seen this work well before. Thanks.
     
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  3. Dexter

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    Why would you want to grind up algae and add to tank?
     
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    There are products out there that will assist with speeding up coraline growth. I think its a seachem product.

    If your parameters are good, coraline will grow after a few months. Apparently coraline loves actinic light or blue spectrum light so maybe increase that.

    Other than that just be patient and enjoy watching your tank evolve.
     
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    There was a product called Purple Up that does it aswell- dosing Kalkwasser also speeds it up -
     
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    If you buy any coral frags you will most likely get corraline as a hitchhiker so no need to stress right now if you don't have any. Besides, it eats up ca, mg and alk growing so can be a nuisance :p
    And I will personally ban anyone that tries to sell you corraline (should be for free and not for sale).
     
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    I used bhorochrome and a few pieces of lr with coraline algae on it
     
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    I'm using the Coralline buffer from red sea but there needs to be corraline available in order for it to grow. My rocks are dead so there is nothing available in my tank
     
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    There is a plating variety of coraline that looks very nice
     
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    Some people like coralline others hate it. Im one of the haters. Wait untill the stuff starts to grow everywere you dont want it. For instance on pumps etc. It becomes a real pain in the butt to clean. But thats just my view on the stuff. Should actually get stuff that kills it
     
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    OK cool. I thought that it was good for an aquarium. Thanks for the advice guys.
     
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    I think get some lr also dose some special blend
     
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    It's perfectly natural to want too add corraline in the format as asked in the origional post. Scrap g off a fellow reefers system and sprinkling will advance the system and assist in keeping diatoms in check as the corraline will colonise the rock fairly quickly (4-6 weeks spots will be evident of parameters such as alk mag and cal are kept elevated).

    The other option is collecting pieces of high quality LR to seed the system.
     
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    OK thanks. I don't like using live rock because of the hitch hikers
     
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    Exactly why I'm guessing you used real reef
     
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    Is no one willing to help me out with some coralline algae? I'll even pay you for your effort?
     
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    Have left you a PM you are welcome to some scrapings if you are prepared to travel south. Gratis.
     
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