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Old 03-04-2006, 05:29 PM   #1
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purple vs. green coraline

I bought some LR about two weeks ago with purple coraline algea all over it. Now I've noticed that its been turning more and more green. Is one better than the other or is one stronger than the other? could it be water conditions? TIA
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I dont know about your question but I do know that the only color I can grow is purple.
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i wish i could get the purple growing strong but for some reason it seems like its just fading away. would lighting be an issue it this? i have JBJ 130W PC lights on the way for my tank (29gal) i just don't want it to all be gone when it gets here.
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I believe that the intensity of the light in your tank can determine the color of coralline .
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I have some purple in my tank but alwasy have agale(hair) overgrowth issues. Well I jsut got a turbo that has cleaned a lot of that hair algae away and to my suprise under on of the rocks is this interesting green colored rock that I am guessi nis coraline algae
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At first thats what i thought about the light but my friend has a 55gal with two regular flourencent lights that you get with a regular 55gal kit and his purple is thriving in his tank. I took one of his rocks yesturday to see if i can't get it to spread on some more rocks. I'm kinda stuck on what to do now. I guess i'll just wait and see what the new lights do.
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In my 29gallon I have just the 2 NO bulbs. I started growing HUGE circles of coralline on the back wall and they were almost a light green color, after a few months now I have noticed they turned light pink/purple in color and are spreading like crazy!

I don't think lighting plays into as much as your calcium does.
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What is your calcium level?
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Have patience. It can and probably will come back. From what I've read die off can be caused by a number of factors including change in lighting, sudden drop in pH and/or salinity, and excessive phosphates. Get your water quality good and stable and you can supplement with calcium. But check your levels before adding any supplements...
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Coralline in my experience starts out sometimes as a light green and then turns purple. What is your CA and Alk levels? This has more impact than your light.
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