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Old 07-23-2003, 01:31 PM   #11
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Have you seen any of these roaming in your tank? They've eaten all the coraline off one of my rocks and from what I've read they like coraline algae

The rock in the picture isn't purple anymore.
These stars do not eat coraline. I have thousands of these little stars and I have to scrape coraline off of the front glass every week. My back glass has a 1/8" coating of coraline and the rocks and powerheads are all covered.
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Old 07-23-2003, 02:05 PM   #12
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What are you doing /not doing to get your coraline to grow so thick?

I do have small "starts" of coraline on the glass that I have to scrape from time to time and it is growing on the back glass and overflow also. but as I said it is receding on the rock?

On another note: do you really have that many of those little star fish thats cool really cool!
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My mistake, in reading, the kind of starfish I have eats corals, but because I don't have any corals in the tank it's in it eats the coraline algae. Sorry for the misinformation. Here's the link I misread. http://www.reefaquariumguide.com/for...light=Starfish
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Old 07-23-2003, 02:21 PM   #14
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My mistake, in reading, the kind of starfish I have eats corals, but because I don't have any corals in the tank it's in it eats the coraline algae. Sorry for the misinformation. Here's the link I misread. http://www.reefaquariumguide.com/for...light=Starfish
Sorry, but they don't eat corals or polyps either (they haven't eaten any of mine). I really wouldn't believe much of anything that Garf says.
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What are you doing /not doing to get your coraline to grow so thick?

On another note: do you really have that many of those little star fish thats cool really cool!
All my makeup water is replaced with kalk, other than that nothing is added but fish food. I do have MH lighting though.
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Old 07-23-2003, 08:14 PM   #16
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Is the algae just missing on the tops of the rocks when the light shines the brightest. If so it could be just receding because of the new lighting. If so it should come back. You alk is not that bad if its correct. What kind of lights do you have? I would hold off on the urchin at this point. If you dont have much left it might just wipe it out. If you have any one the back glass you might try to scrape it a bit to get the algae to spore.

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