coralline algae

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  1. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

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    Guys how do I seed coralline algae?


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  2. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Just grab a small piece of it from someone's tank and drop it in yours. If you shop regularly at an LFS just ask them to grab a small rock from their sump, etc. Or if you're near any BAR (I'm in walnut creek) just set up a time to grab some. You don't need much -- in fact if you can find a snail or crab at an LFS with a little on the shell that's all it takes as well.
     
  3. Edgar Sandoval

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    If any BAR member is willing to sell me a small piece of rock covered with coralline algae that will be great


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  4. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Where are you located?
     
  5. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

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    I am in Hayward


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    Anytime you want to make the drive to Walnut Creek I'll be happy to give you a piece, however, there's a couple of reef stores around you that I'm sure would give you a small piece as well.
     
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    Edgar, you WILL get coraline algae. Everyone gets it. Usually when you start out, you want it. But then it starts growing and becomes annoying. I gotta scrape the coraline off my glass every 2 weeks or else it gets ugly.

    The 2 sides of my tank I let the coraline grow for the past 2 years and now it's so thick I dont think I can get rid of it by hand.
     
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    I wish I could get it to grow on my rocks but I think my urchins scour the rock. Plus - have never had any nuisance algae. Minus - no pink.
     
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    @Edgar Sandoval

    I will bring a rock with coralline algae on it for you. Free of charge :) see you at the Fragging Workshop
     
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    Woo hoo! Another member in the neighborhood - I'm in Castro Valley. I can give you many corals from my tank when you are ready for them!!
     
  11. Edgar Sandoval

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    Thank you. i'm looking forward to meeting with you guys.


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    That will be great. I have a few and they are doing great. Thank you


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    Add me back to another reefer in the hood . Took everything down for 2-3 years. Im restarting the QTs and DT as off last week. Gonna try fishless cycling. Ive been inhumane with the old school damsel cycles since 90s
     
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    Woohoo! Castro Valley here as well.
     
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