Whats a good coralline booster

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  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    awrite everybody.share your secrets of boosting coralline algea.additives etc.
    cool
     
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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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    can you elaborate one no.3 please clinton
     
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    What you want to know?

    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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    cool clinton.ive heared alot about purple up.how good is it?anthony,maybe you can help out here
     
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    I dip my finger for 5 minutes….:stuart:
     
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    how much do you charge per 5 min session Mille?
     
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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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    pm me your charges ;)
     
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    I think just by shaking the "King of Corralines" Hand I absorbed some of his power.
     
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    lol.how old is your system gavin?
     
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    1 month and I have quite a few spots all over the tank. Started after 3 weeks.
     
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    whats your calcium sitting at?
     
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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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    mmh..i dose kalk every night.using pro coral organic every day, bio magnisium every 3rd day and bio calcium every day
     
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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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    hopefully after i add on my calcium reactor my parameters should be spot on,not too much of fluctuation
     
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    Do you have Coraline growth yet Mekaeel ?
     
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    yeah i got a few specs here and there on the glass and pumps.most of my live rock is covered in it.
     
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