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Old 12-11-2005, 07:07 AM   #1
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Coraline Algae and Turbo Snails

I am sure this question has been asked before But I couldnt find it in the "archives"

I am in the process of adding live rock (Broke college boy can only buy 1 rock at a time!!!) I have also recently added some turbo snails and 2 Hermit crabs as a cleaner crew.

I have noticed that the Coraline Algae on the rocks has started becoming lighter in color since I threw in the snails. The snails to climb all over the rocks, but I didnt think they were supposed to be detrimental to the LR.

Also I have started a pretty heavy regimen of Purple Up to try to boost the Coraline Algae.

The question is, Do large Turbo snails pose a threat to my coraline algae?

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Did you recently add the live rock as well? It's completely normal for it to lose some color after you add it to your tank, then regain the color within a few days.
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I think Urchins are the the only thing that really mox down the purple coraline. I could be wrong though lol.
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Snails will not bother the coralline. Urchins will eat it. Sounds like normal die off to me. What type lighting do you have?
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my mex. turbo snails do the same thing but they don't bother the coraline
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Snails donot bother corraline algea.
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The Live rocks are a few weeks old, the snails are less than a week old (in my tank anyway)
For lighhting I have a pc dual bulb with a 55w 10000k and a 55w full actinic.
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i'd skip the purple up, as the coraline growth itself will require minimal calcium needs..

all purple up is, is calcium buffer...
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