Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation

PICTURE OF THE WEEK 6/24/98


REEF PICTURES SPONSORED BY REEF JANITORS

THESE TWO ARAGOCRETETM ARCHES ARE ONLY THREE WEEKS OLD. WE WILL POST MORE PICTURES AS THEY GROW INTO LIVING SCULPTURES.

Coralline algae is one of the most important things to grow on tank raised live rocks. Coralline algae can not grow in a system until you introduce it by adding live rocks. The more types of Coralline that you introduce the more types you will find growing on your tank raised live rocks.
Ask your reef store if you can help by scraping the front glass on their coralline covered show tank. You can attach a small siphon to the razor and collect the coralline that you remove.

Three week old living arch with coralline algae starting to grow

3 week old living arch with coralline algae starting to grow

Calcium is one of the most important things to add to your live rock growing tanks. Calcium levels in your live rock grow out tanks should be kept at about 400 mg/L at a specific gravity of 1.024. We have found that by using SeaChems Reef Builder and Reef Advantage in alternating doses in our make-up water we have had no trouble keeping both the calcium and alkalinity at the proper levels for rapid coralline growth. This simple method of treating our make-up water also keeps the strontium level in our grow out tanks high enough for the coralline algae to thrive.

3 week old arch sculpture with cuttings glued on it

These living arches will have many colors of mushrooms growing on the bottoms of each leg. This 55 gallon reef has always grown lush coralline algae. We keep over 100 hermit crabs in this aquarium. We have scraped the glass and the coralline algae chips have been dropped on the arches.

CORALLINE ALGAE IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING TO HAVE GROWING on your TANK RAISED LIVE ROCKS.

COOK BOOK METHOD FOR GROWING CORALLINE FASTER
  • Use Instant OceanTM
  • Use 2 - Triton And 1 - blue Moon 40 watt bulb per 55 gallons
  • Use SeaChem Reef Builder and Reef Advantage- 2 times factory dose in all make up water
  • Use a phosphate removing filter
  • Use carbon
  • Treat tank with Sea Chem - Reef Plus - 2 times dose, Reef Complete,and Reef Calcium
  • Add lots of types of coralline to start - Just like putting seeds in garden


SAVE A REEF - GROW YOUR OWN


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