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Old 07-08-2011, 03:55 PM   #11
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Put on a rubber glove and touch it, is it hard? Soft? Spongy? Powdery? Slimy?

Is that the only pic you have?
Post a few more from different angles and of different rocks if it's on those too.

What substrate are you using? Sand? Could it be tiny particles of sand?

What type of rock is it?

Where did you get it from?
Well I think it's just a slimy substance that is catching sand substrate cuz I try to blow it off with my power head and it just stays there and I have a fine sand substrate
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:34 PM   #12
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lmao mr.x told you its a sponge, its like an algae type thing that grows n marine tanks, its used to suck out water polution to clear up the water. not that you put an actual sponge in instead of rocks.


ths is a red sponge, they come in all different colors

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Old 07-08-2011, 07:15 PM   #13
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Please don't tell him its a sponge, he will just repost the question lol.
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I got that problem when I put uncured liverock to my tank. it took very very long time to lower the Nitrate level. Hope that helps.
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:28 PM   #15
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lmao mr.x told you its a sponge, its like an algae type thing that grows n marine tanks, its used to suck out water polution to clear up the water. not that you put an actual sponge in instead of rocks.

ths is a red sponge, they come in all different colors

Saltwater Aquarium Inverts for Marine Reef Aquariums: Red Ball Sponge
But it is all over all my live rock not just this one that's just the most detailed pic I could get
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:29 PM   #16
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I got that problem when I put uncured liverock to my tank. it took very very long time to lower the Nitrate level. Hope that helps.
When i got the tank it's been setup for a year already and almost all of the rock has Coraline algae on it
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Checking the nitrate level would be next choice in my opinion.
It could be the moving into your home cause a new cycling.
If the nitrate is high, you might have to take the rock out and "wash them" by gently using a painting brush to get rid of the nasty algae. then keep doing it untill they all cycled. I am not an expert, just want to help.
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Hey guys - here is a picture of my white stuff; if you tell me its a sponge I'll be ok with that - at least I'll know what it is; what I would rather know is if it is ok ? should I leave it or should I panic ;-/ - it is day 5 of the cycling - the Ph is high and the alkalinity is off the chart 300+. its bang on 78 degrees and the salinity is 1.023 - the nitrates and nitrites are present but at fairly low levels. Any advice is welcome cause I am 5 days new to salt water aquariums and I feel a little like a new parent that is afraid of doing something wrong that will kill the kid ;-(

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