Whats a good coralline booster

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1) Up the magnesium
2) Seed with some fine powdered aragonite (dust) or calcium carbonate to create nucleation sites for coralline growth
3) The key though is meant to be calcium gluconate. - apparently this is coralline fertiliser
 
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From what I've read calcium gluconate is not a very good calcium source for corals but really boosts the growth of coralline algae (look around on WWM for more inof on this). For a comercial additive based on calcium gluconate you can try Seachem Reef Calcium. Alternatively you can try one of the chemical suppliers like Merck. I know you can buy from Savannah but it is over R50/kg and I think a bag is 25kg.
 
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PATIENCE !!!!! the corraline will seed itself from existing growth !!!! i was also very impatient but when its takes off , u cant stop it .... also noticed that dosing of kalkwasser on top up as well using magnesium works wonders ....

i have seen the difference in my 6month old tank compared to my mates of +- 2years in respect of corraline growth !!!
 
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I have been very lucky with my coralline. I use a range of things, Good salt, phosphate remover, good skimming, kalk, mg and some tropic marin goodies.
 
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To be honest I do not know ! I dose Kalk once a week and just do regular water changes. Dose with TM Pro Coral Organic, Bio Mg, Pro Coral Mineral and Mille's salt. Good RO water seems to make a huge diff.
 
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Maintaining calcium, magnesium and alkalinity levels and having an equal amount of blue and white tubes will promote coralline algae to flourish.
 

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Maintaining calcium, magnesium and alkalinity levels and having an equal amount of blue and white tubes will promote coralline algae to flourish.
hopefully after i add on my calcium reactor my parameters should be spot on,not too much of fluctuation
 

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