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Old 12-23-2004, 11:06 PM   #1
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Live Rock Turning Whitish Color

I am trying to figure out why my LR is turning whitish? Generally what does that mean?
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:10 PM   #2
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It likely indicates some die off. Is the rock new?
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:16 PM   #3
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about three weeks old and finishing the cycle. But it turned dark purple and then white again. What else would be the reason for the white coloration.


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Old 12-24-2004, 12:33 AM   #4
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There is no "other" reason unless something is eatint it. Purple turning white means the coraline algae is going through a die back.
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Old 12-24-2004, 01:17 AM   #5
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Im going through the same thing but my LR is about 2 years old. I had to switch tanks due to a leak and my LR turned from pink and purple to white. It has been 3 months now and is just now kinda starting to get some of the color back.
I have found a product that seems to work. I have been using it for less than a week and have noticed that coraline is starting to grow again and the pink and purple is coming back. Its called Kent Liquid Reactor. Give yours a bit and see what happens...might be your lighting as well...to much or to little....either way the color will come back in time.
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Old 12-24-2004, 09:52 AM   #6
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So could it be water conditions or lack of oxygen?
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Polyp/Coral/Rock: Pulsing Xenia | Ricordia Florida | Star Polyps | Button Polyps | Red & White Carnation Sponge | Small Hard Colt Tree | Brown Meat Coral. 120lbs of LR

Fish: Huma Huma Trigger | Yellow Tang | Royal Gramma | Cleaner Goby | 4 Four Stripe Damsels | 1 Three Stripe Damsel | 2 Domino Damsels
Large Red Crab | Hermits |Snails, etc.

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