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Old 11-09-2004, 07:52 AM   #1
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Boiling Coraline?

I guess I should be happy that my coraline growth has skyrocketed within the last few months but there are some things I would like to stay the original color like the extra hermit shells... Can I boil these to turn them back to the original color? Or does that only work with green/brown algae?
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Old 11-09-2004, 09:06 AM   #2
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coralline algae can be scraped/chipped off if you want to do the work. Its a hard algae, boiling may work try it. When it builds up on my returns I just scrap it off with a knife, it flakes off.
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Boiling may only bleach it. making whatever it was before white. Just a warning.
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Vinegar works wonders to remove coraline algae from items that can be removed from the tank....

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Old 11-10-2004, 06:46 AM   #5
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A couple years agoe I boiled some coral skeletons that were covered in brown algae, turned the flourescent green, very cool for a while.
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You guys make me sick. I wish I had a coraline problem
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Lol you can have mine!... Everything I have is covered. I was planning on getting rid of my seaclone which is honestly about a month or two old but no one will believe it because of the layer of purple crap on it... lol.
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