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Old 02-28-2011, 06:58 AM   #1
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White Stains on Live Rock

I woke up this morning and found white stains on my Live Rock. What could it be?
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:04 AM   #2
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You should post some pics if you can

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Old 02-28-2011, 07:30 AM   #3
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As you may see it looks like if bird poop has stopes on the rock...
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Did you just add the rock to your tank? Also could it be some snail eggs?
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
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Did you just add the rock to your tank? Also could it be some snail eggs?
Tank has been running for almost 2 months. They look like stains or paint I havnt seen snail eggs before but think they are eggs...btw I have 4 Nassarius snails, 2 clowns and yesterday I added a peppermint shrimp and a rl hermit crab
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Usually when new rock is added the coralline that was on the rock will bleach but then come back. It is very possible that they are snail eggs. Esp. if they are in bands.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:06 PM   #8
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Usually when new rock is added the coralline that was on the rock will bleach but then come back. It is very possible that they are snail eggs. Esp. if they are in bands.
I went looking for pictures of Nassarius snail eggs on google and it doesn't even looks close to my stains... What else could it be? I also did a 50% water change yesterday because my nitrates where high (40 ppm). They look like paint or like if a bird has dropped poop on the rocks...
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The white stains are worsening! One Nassarius snail died yesterday... Don't know if it's connected with the white stains or if it was murdered by the hermit crab... Any clues? I have attached a new photo from this morning.
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What kind of texture is it, what does it feel like?

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