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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi All So my tank is a few years old now but the rockwork is new (3 months, using marcos dry rock). I understand coraline takes a while to grow and new rock need to go thru the different stages but even in my old rocks took forever to turn a little bit purple. Right now these rocks are covered...
  2. Nano Reefs
    Hey guys, I have owned a 10g nano for almost a year now and am really enjoying it. Since summer coraline algae has started to grow at a noticeable rate. My water parameter's are okay with my nitrates a little high around 30-40 ppm, doing weekly to biweekly 10% water changes to lower it. I didn't...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I'm currently running a 90 semi reef. It's been up and running about 7 months now. About three weeks ago i thought i had a algae outbreak as my rock was turning light brown. Within the two weeks about 50% of my rock is covered in green. I felt it at last water change and it's not powdery nor is...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    So today I'm cleaning and scraping my tank's glass, which is not a big deal until I get to the back wall. And that's when the fun stops. That's when I start grumbling. That's when I begin to think my snails have way too cushy of a job because they are lazy. That's when I start talking to my...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Does coraline algae grow on plastic faster than glass and rocks? Because on my overflow box it looks like a lot of coraline over night seeded but i have not seen and new growth on glass or rocks. It is definitely coraline, i tried to scratch it will my fingernail and it would not come off
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I have had a 14 gallon biocube for some time. Decided that I just had to have the new IM Nuvo Fusion 40. Added a A150 sky-blue, Ghost Skimmer and a reactor. Went to the LFS and got 30lbs of live sand and 40lbs of fully cured coraline loaded purple rock. Filled it up with Catalina Ocean water and...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    i have a coraline that grows better on the upper rocks its 3 years old reef all para are perfect so could it be my lighting !! i have t5 24 watt 14k and one actinic so what lighting to buy to let it grow on the lower rocks is it another white t5 or actinic ?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Can someone please confirm that this is coraline? I can't find reference to this color being common.
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I have these weird colors on my live rock I was wondering if it is coraline or something else? Sorry about the pictures being sideways I'm talking about the brown and bright green stuff on the live rock.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Hi i have 160liter reef tank My para are Nitrate 0.4 Dkh 10.7 Cal 530 Mag 1500 Phos 0.07 I have a small spores of coraline growing i have 1 actinic 1 t5 10k the coraline doesnt spread Every where just small spores i dont do water changes So could it be theres no trace elements in the water...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    So my setup is a 30 gallon breeder tank with a 20 long home made sump. I decided to use Texas Holley rock rather than the conventional reef rock. I will be changing it soon tho. Any way ive been cycling my tank for 3 months now. My ph, ammonia, nitrates, and nitrites are perfect. have been...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hi woke up this morning and noticed that my live purple rocks are starting to show pink spots. Any advice. Is it going to be a problem in the future new to sw so thank you for any advice
  13. General Reef Discussion
    60 gal display: 5 green chromis 2 clowns 1 flame angel 1 cleaner shrimp 25 hermits 1 horseshoe crab 1 850 gph koralia 1 42'' SeaStar Led light running 6 hours on a timer 20 gal sump: filter sock 1 cadlights bio reactor running full blast 1 asm g2 protein skimmer running like a champ refugium...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I'm buying a 55 gallons reef tank. I will have to move it in a day and I was wondering the best way to keep corals and fish safe and how to get rid of coraline algae in the back glass? I also would like to know if I should clean the sand bed and if I should get rid of the coraline algae...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I set up my tank about a month and a half ago and I have recently started noticing one of my rocks turning a light pink and another one with some darker pink and really light green. Not that im complaining, but is this coraline? I have tried rubbing it off and that doesn't seem to work.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So I recently bought a 20 gallon nano reef tank, all the livestock, corals, anemone and stuff like that is doing well but my coraline is dying. During transportation of the tank we took about half of the water out the coraline below the half water line is doing fine but above it's dying off, was...
  17. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    I was starting to get around in here and stumbled upon this AWESOME GROUP of neighbors. Any of you all closer to the Coast?:wavey: I have 75g Bow, that is growing slowly with just some LR and some Softs and Amenome... Finally seeing what looks like Corallyne (think thats how its spelled) Is it...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    ok soo im not sure what this is growing in my 10 Gallon Nano tank on my live rock... its a seafoamish/ statue of liberty green color under the light, it appears to be a form of coraline algae... but i thought maybe it could be traces of copper deposits due to the distinct coloration of it??? it...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I used to like the look of the coraline algae growing on the back glass, but with my recent upgrade to LEDs I feel that it is just too much purple. Does anyone have any suggestions for removing it? And keeping it off I might add...
  20. Nano Reefs
    Coraline algae taking over my tank, any ideas to decrease the coraline growth its on the front glass of my tank and starting to get really annoying cant seem to slow it down
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