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    Senior Member cdn beaver's Avatar
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    rocks and corraline

    Hello,

    Im sorry to post this if this question has already been answered. Alot of people are always asking how to get corraline algae to grow, and Ive read many, many posts.

    My problem is not getting it to grow. In fact, I sometimes have to scrape it off the front glass of the aquarium. My problem is geting it to grow on the live rock. Most of my rocks already have some corraline on them, but it doesnt seem to want to grow on the rocks the way it does anywhere else. Is there a way I can "encourage" it to grow on the rock?

    Thanks, and again sorry for posting if this is already in another thread.

    :help:
    Cheers,
    Mark

    Setup:
    27 Gallon Saltwater tank, 110W PC Light, Seaclone 100, 5 gallon HOB Fuge,Approx. 30lbs Live rock, Aragamax sand substrate.
    Livestock:
    Tomato clown, Mandarin dragonnet, Bicolor Angel, Assorted hermits and snails, Cleaner Shrimp.
    Corals:
    Assorted mushrooms, Zoanthids, Finger Leather.

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    no not really, it will grow fast on glass and this is the norm.

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    Senior Member cdn beaver's Avatar
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    I didnt really think so. Like everything else in this hobby, Good things come to those who wait... Does anybody know where I can find more patience?

    Thanks for the help
    Cheers,
    Mark

    Setup:
    27 Gallon Saltwater tank, 110W PC Light, Seaclone 100, 5 gallon HOB Fuge,Approx. 30lbs Live rock, Aragamax sand substrate.
    Livestock:
    Tomato clown, Mandarin dragonnet, Bicolor Angel, Assorted hermits and snails, Cleaner Shrimp.
    Corals:
    Assorted mushrooms, Zoanthids, Finger Leather.

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    Senior Member badmedicine's Avatar
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    If you keep your calcium levels up I know that that will increase coraline. I also like to rub the brown algae off the rocks to promote it on the rock

    My 2 cents
    I have a lot of Patients

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    Depending on how your lights are arranged, you may be able to tilt the lights and/or reflector so that it directs more of the light toward the back of the aquarium. This will reduce the amount of light falling on the front pane of glass and thus reduce, to a certain extent the need to scrape the front pane while at the same time increasing or maintaining the amount of light directed toward the reef.

    Ron.

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