Coralline Algae in a Bottle: Make Your Bare Rock Beautiful
One of the big yardsticks that reef aquarists commonly use to determine the health of a developing system (and particularly its readiness for stony coral culture) is coralline algae growth. These encrusting rhodophytes (red algae) give live rock an attractive, natural appearance and thwart the growth of ugly, less desirable hair and film algae. The easiest and surest way to get fast, early coralline algae growth is with Coralline Algae in a Bottle. Here, you get a choice of living pink (Pink Fusion®) or purple (Purple Helix®) corallines! Each product boasts several species of viable coralline algae spores. What’s more, each includes live beneficial nitrifying bacteria! There is no faster way to turn your bare base rock into beautiful and vividly colored live rock.
Coralline Algae in a Bottle is a truly unique product in that it is developed in a laboratory and contains live coralline algae spores (some products are nothing more than a mixture of calcium and magnesium, purporting to merely support coralline algae growth). Though heavily inoculated with beneficial microbes, Coralline Algae in a Bottle (unlike seed material scraped from someone else’s rock) poses no risk of introducing pests or parasites. There is no easier and safer way to turn your fresh base rock into a palette of bright pinks and purples–just the way healthy, natural live reef rock looks like!
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Genera included in Pink Fusion®:
Genera included in Purple Fusion®:
- 1. Clean, pest-free and completely reef-safe.
- 2. Live, multi-species product.
- 3. Speeds up coralline growth significantly.
- 4. Overwhelms “bad” algae, discouraging its proliferation.
- 5. Available in either pink- or purple-dominant formulas.
- 6. Makes live rock look natural and vibrant.