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Old 07-13-2012, 01:22 AM   #21
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Hey robbie on your 3rd photo there little white blobs (look like maggots) what are those they just started showing up in my tank!
Those look like snails.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:26 AM   #22
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On the picture with the over flow box? Really?
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:42 AM   #23
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They look like stomatella snails to me. But other common "white blobs" include asterina stars and pineapple sponge.
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:12 AM   #24
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On the glass they are snails on the over flow box it's the dead Chroline algae
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:13 AM   #25
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I use stainless steel blades about 8 inchs long from hobby lobby cost about 6 bucks a piece razor sharp work great takes just a few seconds.
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I use a magfloat for normal algae buildup on the glass and it works fine. But in terms of coraline removal, I have had great success with the credit/gift card. Pretty helpful for people who have acrylic tanks since blades would just scratch them.
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i let it grow on powerheads overflow box and back glass, like keeping the front clean and one side where people view the tank, i really like it on the back glass.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:57 PM   #28
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I had the back of the tank coated with coralline for years and decided to scrape it all off one day just for a change. I liked it a little better scrapped. My MO was usually to scrape off everything during the first year so the flakes would heavily seed the rock. After the rock was overun with coralline I would let it stay on the glass. Whenever I scrapped down the refugium I would sometimes draw the bits out and sprinkle them over the rock in the main tank. That really did the job.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:09 PM   #29
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My MO was usually to scrape off everything during the first year so the flakes would heavily seed the rock. After the rock was overun with coralline I would let it stay on the glass. Whenever I scrapped down the refugium I would sometimes draw the bits out and sprinkle them over the rock in the main tank.
I like your idea about scrapping the glass for the 1yr to seed the the rocks more.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:07 PM   #30
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I like your idea about scrapping the glass for the 1yr to seed the the rocks more.
Thanks. I would always add a dose of iodine and strontium to the tank after I scrapped it down. Many people find it can help it to grow faster, especially because coralline is largely made of strontium and reacts well it iodine.
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