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Old 02-24-2014, 01:00 AM   #11
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Is this red slime algae or coralline?

I have had small outbreaks of the same stuff. It looks just like Cyano but it's much tougher. I have a theory the harder stuff is Cyano that's been left in place for a while. It toughens up. Mine was caused by bio pellet dosing. Excess carbon set the stuff off. Coraline algae starts off pink and I have never seen it try to overgrow corals.
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I have had small outbreaks of the same stuff. It looks just like Cyano but it's much tougher. I have a theory the harder stuff is Cyano that's been left in place for a while. It toughens up. Mine was caused by bio pellet dosing. Excess carbon set the stuff off. Coraline algae starts off pink and I have never seen it try to overgrow corals.

Thanks- I took some more pics- it's leathery like. What method would you recommend to remove it when it is at this stage?
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I use a toothbrush and pick away at it. It's very hard to remove.
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Thanks...will buy a fresh one today
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