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Old 02-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #31
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Wait Coralline is bad?
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:45 PM   #32
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That red stuff is not coming off the rocks without me taking them out and scrubbing them. No problem to me if the stars eat it, but is it coralline or cyano?
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Coralline is hard crusted I do believe.and not bad at all.. Just could be a nuisance in someone's tank if they don't like it.. . Red slime algae is bad but does whip off very easily
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If you have to pick at the red.. It's probably coralline
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It's certainly a matter of opinion, but coralline is a calcium based algae that spreads all over the tank very quickly- on the power heads on the glass, on the rocks...it covers everything in a very short time and uses up valuable calcium, and is very hard to remove. I would call that a nuisance.
Starfish, however, are very interesting creatures.
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It's certainly a matter of opinion, but coralline is a calcium based algae that spreads all over the tank very quickly- on the power heads on the glass, on the rocks...it covers everything in a very short time and uses up valuable calcium, and is very hard to remove. I would call that a nuisance.
Starfish, however, are very interesting creatures.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:50 PM   #37
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interesting - I always heard that coralline growth was a sign of a stable/healthy aquarium.

So in the case of a urchins that eats it - there are no problems? My GF wants one.
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Coralline algae really adds character to the tank when you dont have an abundance of cash to spend on corals to fill your tank. Once you accumulate corals over time it can be a very nice partnership. Yes it uses calcium in your tank but only trace ammounts that are certainly manageable.
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