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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have a saltwater aquarium that was doing great, but I recently moved and been having some issues since. I had a lot of puprles/red coraline algae, but notice it has been dying off recently. Went to LFS and they recommeded I check water parameters (which I did, I know out of whack) but...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Good news... bad news. Tank was set up on 12-3-16. Went through a serious stage of hair algae. It was everywhere and long! Now it is all gone and the coraline algae has been growing like crazy on everything, including the glass. It doesn't come off the glass with the magnet cleaner, and...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys (sorry another question), I'm currently on day 2 with the new tank, starting up the cycle with raw shrimp, and Coraline Algae is already all over 3 of my LR's. Is that a good sign? We bought our LR from a local aquarium supplier (great place, Aquarium Advantage in Plano, TX)...
  4. The THINK Tank
    http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=393+3270&pcatid=3270 I was wondering if anyone has purchased this before? Free shipping on this one so it comes out to $6.00 a pound. I have 40 lbs. of regular live rock now, plus 30 lbs. of dry rock from Florida reef rock, from...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So, coraline algae. I know there are lots of threads about it. But here is my question that I havent found answered or even asked... There are different colors of coraline, what are the differences... from what I can tell, white grows where there isnt enough light, green in low light and...
  6. SPS Coral Forum
    Ok so. I have reef sun 10000k lights. I've noticed after all this time I only have deep purple rocks in Shaded areas My three week old candy is Hating life. His stem is becoming exposed and I've nevseen him open. Coming to a conclusion I've put him in the shade and Now I shall test water...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    When I bought my live rock about a year ago it was very developed with purple coraline algae. I have dosed calcium since day one and always maintain it at about 450. The purple coraline algae has exploded in my tank and covered my pumps, back glass, shells, etc. The only problem is that all the...
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  9. General Reef Discussion
    When I set up my tank almost 2 months back I purchased a piece of live rock that was covered in purple coraline algae. Since then it has started spreading through the rest of my rock & onto my glass. It really brightens things up as ivno corals etc yet but can too much of it have a negative...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So I Have a T-5 lighting hookup as well as the standard Florecent aquarium Light now my T-5 has 2 switches One turns on the regular lights that are extremely bright and then a set that turns on a blue and Violet-Lavendar bulb when my question is do I run them together or one at night and one...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All, Not sure what this is. At first I thought it was coraline algae growing on the black silcone in my tank, but it looks different than the purple spots growing on my back wall. Each bump is raised and they are all the same size and shape and whitish grey. Are these snail eggs or is this...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    i know this is asked way to many times on this site but i have to ask. I am new to reefing and i am just setting up my first tank, i bought some live rock from a guy who took down his tank and had the rock in a huge bucket with a filter and powerhead for several months. he assured me that the...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have never been able to get coraline algea to grow. My 55 was running for a year before I upgraded it to the 100 gallon, and nothing. So on my 100 gallon build I made sure to get a football sized rock with it on it. Then I had a friend give me scrapings from his tank. Still nothing. What...
  14. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Does anyone know what these things are? They are all over my tank and refug. I don't think there causing any problems. I was just curious. I'm thinking maybe it's a type of coraline algae but I've never seen it appear in clusters like this. Plus it's sort of soft and fleshy to the touch.....
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Hi TRT- I'm just curious after you've set up a new tank and started it out with minimal live rock...how long did it take before you started seeing Coralline Algae develop? I started my tank about 6 weeks ago with mostly dry rock and scraped some coraline off a pretty nice piece and it's...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Where do you get different coraline algae colors(orange,green,ect)?If you have any id like pics.And if you have some that are other than purple where did u get it?I can only track down purple lol.
  17. General Reef Discussion
    What causes Coralline to grow in tanks?
  18. Nano Reefs
    Can anyone tell me what the hard white spots are that develop on the back of the aquarium and should I scrape them off or leave them alone? My nano has been running for about a year and now there is purple coraline algae growing all over everything, the heater, the glass, the back etc... Why...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I went to the lfs a few days ago and got a pretty little turbo snail. I've noticed on it's shell there is coraline algae, will it spread to the tank or should I scrape it off and snail and add it around my tank? I'm a newbie with live rock so thanks for any input. Oh and sorry for my noob-ness.
  20. Non Coral Dominated Systems
    I have had a 55 gallon corner tank for a while and when I started I bought some bleach white dry rock for it hoping that coraline algae will cover it soon. It has been months and the only thing growing on it is cyano. For the past 2 weeks I have used Purple up and I know that it says wait a few...
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