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Old 02-10-2015, 10:18 AM   #11
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I only do the front glass of my 90 gal how big is your tank?


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Old 02-10-2015, 10:19 AM   #12
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Oh ok that's not bad then I see your point!


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Quick question: Can Limpets eat Coralline?


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Since coraline algae is hard and calcium based, I'm only aware of things with 'jaws' being able to eat it...like urchins for example.
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Since coraline algae is hard and calcium based, I'm only aware of things with 'jaws' being able to eat it...like urchins for example.

Okay... Can Coralline be starved of light then?


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Sure...just not in any quick manner that wouldn't be effecting other photosynthetic things in a tank.
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I never realized how much coralline algae my rock borer urchin ate until it died. My rocks have all started turning purple since then. I just wish he was as good at cleaning the front of my tank off.
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So I'm thinking I might just use this thread as a Coralline log.
Every week I'll take a picture of that rock and see how it's going.

This is week 2/3:


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Though it could be, when I see green on rock it is usually the growth of other algaes. It could turn into hair algae...depends on what the parameters are in all honesty.
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Is this the start to Coralline Algae?

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Though it could be, when I see green on rock it is usually the growth of other algaes. It could turn into hair algae...depends on what the parameters are in all honesty.

The rock has been green for 2 months, it's just now starting to change.

As far a parameters go:

No idea about Amm and Trites, don't bother testing them. Assuming 0.

Trates are between 5-10.

PH is at 8.

Phosphates are as close to 0 as API shows (yeah I know 'innacurate API...' Blah blah blah)

Alk is at 12dKH.

Cal is between 480 and 500ppm.


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