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Old 06-18-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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Coralline algae scrapings question

I purchased some coralline algae spores off ebay 5 months ago. Seeded my why dry dead rock. So this is what it looks like today. Is this really coralline algae?

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:24 AM   #2
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Looks like it! Is it slimy? If so it's cyano bacteria, if not its most probably coralline!
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Not slimy at all and wont blow off with a baster. Just thought coralline was pinkish.
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Coralline comes in many colours. I have green, pink and redish pink, like what you have, in my aquarium!
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I got plenty of colors too. I have found that light intensity plays a role in what color shows up. I got some really strong lights a set of 212w Taotronics and a 2 bulb t5 set. I sometimes run them separately. When I run the leds I get maroon colored Coraline. I have been running just my 2 bulb lately and I am getting lighter purple colored and some darker purple color.
Before I got the leds I was developing green Coraline.
Looks like yours is coming along really nicely.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:51 AM   #6
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I have 3watt Led's blue and white. I was just a little worried cause the glass and overflow algae is pink and the rock is red and pink.
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