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PostPosted: 2004.02.08(Sun)20:48    Post subject: coraline algae Reply with quote

k two questions. one is my coraline algae that I have on some of my rocks is turning this white color it almost looks like it is dying. and second question is what does a polop coral look like when it is healthy and what elememts do I need to add to keep it healthy
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PostPosted: 2004.02.09(Mon)19:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

coraline algae needs high calcium (idealy 400mg/l or higher) and higher alkalinity (2.6 meq/l).

all corals are "polyps". can you be more specific?
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PostPosted: 2004.02.09(Mon)20:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

button polyp
I check the calcium and alkalinity
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PostPosted: 2004.02.09(Mon)22:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are using to suplment Ca and alkalinity?

botton polyps are usualy preaty easy to grow.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Display.cfm?siteid=22&pCatId=670 thats should give you a basic idea; aquarium corals by eric bornman is a good book for any reef keeper to have.
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PostPosted: 2004.02.10(Tue)9:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use liquid calcium and marine buff for calcium and alkalinity
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PostPosted: 2004.02.10(Tue)19:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you have exact perameters? aim for above 400 mg/l w/ calcium and 2.5 meq/l for alkalinity.
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