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Old 10-01-2004, 12:48 PM   #11
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..I'm still trying to get over the fact that someone wants to remove coralline.

I think some starfish and urchins are known to prey on it, though I'm not sure which.

My serpent star couldn't seem to care less about it.

I guess with lack of other options.. grab a razor blade.. scrape it off.. then send it to me
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Old 10-01-2004, 12:54 PM   #12
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You dont want to remove the Coraline algea. That stuff is good.

Does your algea look sorta like this: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/photop...sort=1&cat=520

cause if so, Thats good.

You want that stuff, its pretty.
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Old 10-01-2004, 04:48 PM   #13
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it will be quite difficult to remove. I honestly can't think of anything to offer. I need to use a razor blade to remove it from the glass when it builds up on my glass. I used to have a Long Spined sea-urchin that did a great job at eating the stuff... part of the reason I got rid of him! But he was also damaging my SPS corals, so if you plan on any corals a long spine urchin may not be a good idea.
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Old 10-02-2004, 12:25 PM   #14
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Do you know of some way to remove this from the tank? Please advise.
Excellent advice from the others but unless it's on the galss and blocking your viewing of the tank, I'm wondering why you want it removed?

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what is the best way to promote coraline growth in a tank. my 50g is 2 months old and i'm starting to get that hard purpleish growth on my rocks. i think it's really pretty. can this process be spead up?
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Do a search there are several threads on this subject already.....
Cal and alk need to be in line first.....
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coraline

Hey Guys -

Steve, the reason I was looking for to remove the coraline is that my wife gets bothered by it ..and the only way to remove it right now is to scrape it so we can see the fish. I was looking for a way to somehow manage it and its growth so it is not so evasive. But I am finding out that that is not really the case is it? It is pretty to look at on the live rock though.
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ah! we thought you wanted it off your rocks!!!

Yeah, pretty much the only good way to remove it from your glass is to scrape it off.

Just one of the downsides of SW fishkeeping!
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AHH! it does make much more sense now!

The best way to get it off your glass... is to not let it grow there in the first place. I have a mag-float algae scrubber, I pass this over the entire viewing section of the tank 2 or 3 times a week (takes about 30 seconds on my 55) and this prevents most algaes from forming as they're not given a chance to start. But, once they have a foothold, a razorblade (as long as its glass, not acrylic) is your best friend. But once you've got the scraping done, regular cleaning with a scrubber like a magfloat should keep most of it from forming in the first place!
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