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Old 01-09-2004, 11:10 AM   #1
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Armored Cyano or burgundy coralline?

Ever since I had a swath of cyano on the featherduster tube and dead sponge thing that came from LFS, I've been on the lookout for cyano. (Threw the dead sponge thing away, yuck.)

Well, since I switched my lighting from 2x40 standard flourescent to 4x65 PC, seems that there's burgundy colored spots beginning to appear on my rocks.

It's growing at a reasonable rate. (There are also purple/pink coralline spots appearing all over which makes me happy).

I went "oh no, cyano!!" and scraped at a couple of the burgundy patches, but they are hard like coralline... you scrape really hard and it just reveals a lighter color underneath, a little. Like coralline.

Is this armored cyano, or can I breathe easy knowing that it's just burgundy coralline.... I was thinking that all cyano sorta came off in sheets.

Umm....... also I haven't invested in an RO/DI unit yet I am still using well water I know I know...
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Breath easy. Corline comes in many colors. Cyano will always be fairly easy to remove by just wiping it off.
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I've had a few patches of this same "stuff" in my tank for some time now.. I believe it's just another variety of coraline... it hasn't spread much in my tank and i'm actually a little dissapointed. I liked the mix of purple and burgandy on the rock it is primarily on.

I wouldn't be too worried unless it starts to grow hairs... ;o)
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Ahhhhhh...

thanks, guys!

Phew!!

LOL no hairs yet... 8O
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