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Old 04-16-2012, 01:02 AM   #1
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Red coraline

I thought this was cyano so i took the rock out a scrubbed it with a paintbrush and its still their what is it?>??
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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Looks like red coralline algae to me. Some people think that coralline algae is all a) pink and b) encrusting but there are actually many kinds. Coralline algae comes in just about every color imaginable. Red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, green, blue. Not all of it is encrusting, either! Some coralline algae forms leaf like extensions, and some forms branching extensions.
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MacDracor is right. In my opinion this is a desirable algae that should be encouraged. Most reefers desire it. Don't try to rid ur tank of this stuff. It is a bit of a pain when it begins to encrust ur glass. But it's not too hard to scrape off
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Razor blades work wonders for removing from glass. I don't know what I'd do if my reef was acrylic, though.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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Well thanks that's good news I thought it was cyano. Last week I might have just had Coraline ontology of brown algae that made it seem like cyano.
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