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Old 04-07-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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Red slime algae

How do tell the difference from red slime algae from coralline algae?
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
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Red slime is exactly that slime u can take a turkey baster and blow it off coraline is hard and don't blow off u got to scrape it. That's lamens method
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Just added new lighting and the red algae grew over recently added reef rock within days. Does coralline algae grow that fast? I want to add some pictures to my album but it doesn't seem to be enabled.
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coraline algae

How fast can coraline alge grow over reef rock?
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Sounds like a case of cyano bacteria. There r chemicals that effectively eliminate this crap
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How do tell the difference from red slime algae from coralline algae?
will coraline algae grow agressively on any substrate?
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Coraline algae can take months to cover a rock. Coraline is a very slow grower
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:35 AM   #8
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Red Slime Algae in reality is Cyano Bacteria. Google it. Compare images with your algae and u can begin the process of eliminating it. Most reefers have dealt with this stuff at some point in their tanks history. Some worse than others. It's not a major issue but needs to b dealt with before it gets outta hand, which sounds like maybe yours has already
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Oh, and 1 other thing. I've never seen Coraline on substrate. I guarantee your not dealing with Coraline
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That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for your help.
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