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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:56 am Post subject: Best way to encourage coralline algae Reply with quote

 I  have  about  20kg  of  LR  and  20KG  of  MMLR  my  tank  is  more  then  a  Year  old  now  
 I  just  waned  to  know  What  is  the  best  way  to  encourage  coralline  algae  on  MMLR  i  have  nice  corallline  growth  on  my   LR  and  even  have  few  patches  on  MMLR  ....
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:00 am Post subject: Re: Best way to encourage coralline algae Reply with quote

 Keep  the  phospates  and  niterites  low.
 
 some  people  use  purple  up.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:35 pm Post subject: Re: Best way to encourage coralline algae Reply with quote

 Take  a  2  Litre  plastic  coke  bottle.  Fill  with  distilled  or  RO  water  (RO  is  better).  Add  2  table  spoons  of  magnesium  sulphate  and  1  Tea  spoon  of  calcium  hydroxide  .  Let  it  dissolve  properly  and  then  add  about  100ml  of  this  every  other  day  to  the  tank..  its  called  Purple  up  !
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Take  a  2  Litre  plastic  coke  bottle.  Fill  with  distilled  or  RO  water  (RO  is  better).  Add  2  table  spoons  of  magnesium  sulphate  and  1  Tea  spoon  of  calcium  hydroxide  .  Let  it  dissolve  properly  and  then  add  about  100ml  of  this  every  other  day  to  the  tank..  its  called  Purple  up                  

 
 i  m  dosing  Kalkwasser  with  Iodine   during  every  top  off  twice  a  week  .....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:02 pm Post subject: Re: Best way to encourage coralline algae Reply with quote

                                                   
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Take  a  2  Litre  plastic  coke  bottle.  Fill  with  distilled  or  RO  water  (RO  is  better).  Add  2  table  spoons  of  magnesium  sulphate  and  1  Tea  spoon  of  calcium  hydroxide  .  Let  it  dissolve  properly  and  then  add  about  100ml  of  this  every  other  day  to  the  tank..  its  called  Purple  up  !                

 
 Are  you  sure  Magnesium  Sulphate  ?  not  Chloride  ?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:23 pm Post subject: Re: Best way to encourage coralline algae Reply with quote

 I  m  sure   about  Magnesium  sulphate  ...  it  a  Aqua  Pharma  bottle  and  have  gt  some  good  results  out  of  it  .....
 But  reletivly  slow  growth...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:35 pm Post subject: Re: Best way to encourage coralline algae Reply with quote

 I  use  Magnesium  sulphate  and  Calcium  hydroxide  (kalkwasser)  regulerly  to  promote  coralline.  Keeping  magnesium  at  1400ppm  will  encourage  coralline  algae  growth  but  calcium  also  will  need  to  be  at  350-400ppm.  I  do  however  have  a  very  purple  tank  and  not  sure  if  it  is  to  everyone's  taste   Surprised  
 
 The  dosage  however  needs  to  carefully  administered  if  you  already  have  live  corals  in  the  tank  as  overdosing  can  cause  them  to  bleach  and  also  cause  fluctuations  in  PH..  though  Kalkwasser  is  not  a  very  strong  PH  increasing  agent  but  it  is  something  that  can  cause  problems.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:10 am Post subject: Re: Best way to encourage coralline algae Reply with quote

 Thanx  Nim  ......
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 This  make  me  realise  what  are  the  right  water  parameters  for  Coraline  algae  growth  ................
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:37 am Post subject: Re: Best way to encourage coralline algae Reply with quote

 Well  its  not  really  tough  !!  ..
 
 Dose  Kalwasser  and  Magnesium  and  iodine  and  strontium.  Keep  lightings  Dim  and  preferably  more  actinic  if  you  do  not  have  a  higher  kelvin  light.  High  flow  rate  is  also  extremely  essential  8  or  10  times  the  water  volume  atleast.  Lastly  keep  the  water  well  areated.  Perform  Water  changes  once  a  month  atleast  30%.  This  should  get  you  some  good  coraline  growth.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:39 am Post subject: Re: Best way to encourage coralline algae Reply with quote

                                                   
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Take  a  2  Litre  plastic  coke  bottle.  Fill  with  distilled  or  RO  water  (RO  is  better).  Add  2  table  spoons  of  magnesium  sulphate  and  1  Tea  spoon  of  calcium  hydroxide  .  Let  it  dissolve  properly  and  then  add  about  100ml  of  this  every  other  day  to  the  tank..  its  called  Purple  up  !                

 
 That  turly  is  not  purple  up,  you  will  need  to  add  iodine,  strontium,  mollybodium  and  a  lot  of  other  trace  elements  to  make  it  into  purple  up.
 
 Those  2  are  just  some  of  the  components  of  purple  up  ...unless  thats  your  definition  of  purple  up  and  not  Caribsea  /  Seachems.
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 Does  anyone  know  the  actual  contents  of  purple  up?  I  am  sure  it  does  have  those  trace  elements  as  well  but  it  would  be  good  to  know  if  the  manufacturer  has  released  any  data  on  this  (though  a  bit  unlikely  else  there  would  have  been  competition)
 
 I  have  however  had  great  success  with  dosing  kalkwasser  and  magnesium  sulphate  but  I  dont  dose  any  of  the  others.  But  I  do  use  a  good  quality  synthetic  salt  that  is  already  enriched  with  all  trace  elements  including  calcium  and  magnesium.
 
 Coralline  does  however  need  a  lot  of  light  and  a  lot  of  flow.  I  did  not  think  10x  the  flow  would  be  enough  as  my  tank  currently  has  75-80x  the  flow  (yes  I  mean  70  &  80)  along  with  3WPG  of  light  50%  of  which  are  blue  actinic  bulbs.  
 
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 @  nash81,  i  ment  to  say  those  mixture  is  more  than  enough  to  make  your  tank  glow  in  purple.  I  dont  know  the  real  contents  of  Purple-Up  tho.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:18 am Post subject: Re: Best way to encourage coralline algae Reply with quote

 Hi  Nim.
 
 Which  brand  of  synthetic  salt  are  you  using?
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 HI  Amit,  I  am  using  Reef  crystals...  I  dont  know  what  all  is  available  in  India  though.
 
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