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Old 10/21/2019, 08:38 AM   #1
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How do I know its growing?

Hi I have two hammer corals, one was bought as a 5 head frag the other a single frag. They both ooe nicely but how do I know they are growing, where would I see new growth? Thanks for your advice.


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Old 10/21/2019, 08:55 AM   #2
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Over time you will see new heads forming along its base. I would advice maintaining your water chemistry at the recommended ranges and proper lighting.


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Old 10/26/2019, 10:51 PM   #3
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If I could mention I see some of green hair algae.
Check your phosphate level and ensure its in the 0.03-0.07 range.
High phosphate will slow your coral growth.
Of course, keep CA,MG and ALK on point to allow for maximum skeleton growth.

Sorry, not really an answer to your question, but I thought relevant to what you are looking for.



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Old 10/26/2019, 11:27 PM   #4
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If I could mention I see some of green hair algae.

Check your phosphate level and ensure its in the 0.03-0.07 range.

High phosphate will slow your coral growth.

Of course, keep CA,MG and ALK on point to allow for maximum skeleton growth.



Sorry, not really an answer to your question, but I thought relevant to what you are looking for.
Thanks, phosphate levels are at 0.03 hair algae was left on rocks from old setup, I will be pulling it off during water changes and get some snails in to finish the job.

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Old 10/27/2019, 12:37 AM   #5
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Thanks, phosphate levels are at 0.03 hair algae was left on rocks from old setup, I will be pulling it off during water changes and get some snails in to finish the job.

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