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Old 05-20-2011, 08:36 PM   #1
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Can someone discribe the prosses of how this grows ?? Does it start green ?
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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No it's red or purple. To get some you may need to deliberately introduce some to your tank. What I did is got to my LFS, get a small rock with many colonies of purple algae and put it in my tank. You may want to acclimate it first so the algae doesn't die. It has worked for me so I hope it can work for you. After a week or two you can try to scrape of some algae and put the scrapings in the water.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:11 PM   #3
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It comes in green as well.. to know its coraline .. try to scrap it with your finger if it doesn't come off easily its coraline .. it doesn't start green comes in a verity of colors green pink purple and some shades of red/ marroon... it forms by extra calcium in the collum.. best way is to get some live rock from ur lfs that has a good amount on it and watch it spread.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:25 PM   #4
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It is basically a hard calcium deposit, hard to remove. Some people, including me, like the way it looks, others scrap it off. Everyone likes it on their rocks, at least I think everyone likes it. lol
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i like how it crusts stuff in tank it shows character and age IMO
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:40 PM   #6
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Its my backround who needs to spend 7 bucks on a fake backround
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:06 AM   #7
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I didn't know it came in green...
And in regards to the calcium deposit statement: is it even algae?
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:02 AM   #8
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Yes coraline is.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:47 AM   #9
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yeah coralline aglae is aglae, it consmes calcium, magniusium and srontium from the water, but having said that it also prevents the spread of many other pain in the butt algaes and it is still rather perty looking
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mine went in stages first i had brown diatoms then i had green film algae that was always covering my glass now i have an explosion of coralline algae almost overnight it started covering my intake and back glass i wonder though why doesnt it really ever cover the front glass as much as the back?
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