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Old 05-25-2006, 10:02 PM   #1
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Very pretty bright green-Algae- Good or Bad??

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I’ve been noticing this bright lime green algae on some of my rocks and am wondering if this is good or bad. When I started this tank, about 8wks ago, I used about 30lb live Fiji rock and about 30lb of “dead” rock, bagged and sold by CaribSea (https://www.petsolutions.com/Reef+Ro...-10165-C-.aspx). There is a medium to moderate amount of brown algae on the cc and most rocks/glass.The green is mostly on the “dead” =white rock. Is this nuisance algae?
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Old 05-26-2006, 12:22 AM   #2
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I have some of that too. I think it will turn darker later on and eventually become coralline. That's what i think cuz it seems to be happening in my tank.
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I think its green coraline. I get some on my glass sometimes and it takes a razor blade to get off.
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I have the same stuff. It developed after a few months and I have also heard from a few reliable sources it is a precursor to purple coraline.
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In my experience, it's a coraline precursor.
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Old 05-26-2006, 08:40 PM   #6
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Excellnt! I thought I'd heard that coraline started kinda like that, but that is what I was wanting it to be so I was second guessing myself.
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It looks like your on your way to getting some corraline algea soon.
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:58 PM   #8
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Just for a confirmation, 2 of my reef club buddies stopped by today and analyzed the exact same lime green stuff in my tank. They both said definately purple coraline precursor.
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from what i've heard, that will grow first, and then coralline will grow over it.
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Excellent!!!!!!!!! The coraline is what I wanted!
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