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Old 12-28-2005, 05:43 PM   #1
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Does coraline algae grow on your sand bed?

It seems to be growing on mine. It's definitely pink/purple. Is this common or am I mistaking it for something else?
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:46 PM   #2
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i have never heard of it happening....
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Old 12-28-2005, 05:47 PM   #3
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Maybe cyano...
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Unfortunately I'm all too familiar with cyano. I'm sure it's not cyano. I'll have to see if I can get a decent pic.
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when my 29g was really looking awesome i would get coraline in one corner on the sand.

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Cool, so I'm not crazy!
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:08 PM   #7
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Cool, so I'm not crazy!
not so fast mister......


no, I do have spots on my sand that seem to get some coraline like growth, but never stays there, so it either gets burried or turned over from sand sifters....
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I think it depends on your substrate. If you have crushed coral, then I bet coraline will grow on it. It just needs something to fasten or hold on to. Remember, it's an algae.
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