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Old 03-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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My rock is DYING??

What kind of dye does real reef rocks use on their baserock? I've got some laying around and want to try it since it isn't harmful.
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Dye? I was not under the impression that they dyed. Why would they? Why would anyone dye base rock?
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Dye? I was not under the impression that they dyed. Why would they? Why would anyone dye base rock?
They dye it purple in order to make it look like Coraline. It's actually pretty nice looking but at 6.99 a lb it's too expensiv
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Hmm. I zoomed in as close as I could, and it honestly looks like coralline algae... so either they're really good, or they just propagate purple coralline. I do have a rock with that color of coralline on it.
Did you try asking them about the color?
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Hmm. I zoomed in as close as I could, and it honestly looks like coralline algae... so either they're really good, or they just propagate purple coralline. I do have a rock with that color of coralline on it.
Did you try asking them about the color?
No they dye it, well there are two types they sell, 1 is regular live rock dyed purple and the other is base rock dyed purple.
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Well, I suppose it's cool that you can simulate coralline, though I think it should be explicitly stated in a product description.
Couple suggestions for you to DIY.
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Hopefully it goes without saying that this is not MY video. I just posted the link.
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I'd be curious to see what you come up with and the end result..
I have NEVER been able to keep coralline or get it to spread after a few blotches appear
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I'd be curious to see what you come up with and the end result..
I have NEVER been able to keep coralline or get it to spread after a few blotches appear
Lol same here. I think I'll make a batch and see what I get.
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