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Old 03-12-2004, 01:55 AM   #1
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coralline?

I have these yellow green patches all over the back and sides of my tank. They are very hard to SCRAPE off. I need to use nail finger nail to scrape them off. A magnetic scraper wont cut it, just like coralline. The tank in six mos. old and little coralline on tank itself. Since I started getting this, there has been some definite purple coralline coming in around the same area. Is this just immature coralline growth or something bad.
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Not yellow...green, to me anyway. It is coraline algae, different color = different species of coraline
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Old 03-12-2004, 12:02 PM   #3
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I have a lot of these on my back glass. Fortunately they only grow there where I don't care to scratch them off.
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OK, my tank is now overgrown with this green coralline. If I scrape it off, will the mushrooms and polyps eat any of the debris. should I do a big water change afterwards as well. Only tank inhabitants are shrooms (various), polyps (various), and snails. Next question, wont I just be seeding my entire tank with all of the little pieces floating around?
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If I scrape it off, will the mushrooms and polyps eat any of the debris
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Next question, wont I just be seeding my entire tank with all of the little pieces floating around?
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If you don't want it to spread more (it's gonna whether you want it to or not), you can siphon it out as you scrape.
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When my tank starts it, is it bad to just let it go on the back glass?
I wipe the sides and front. I was thinking on letting the back go...

How bad is it to do?
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I know it's gonna spread on its own, I just thought I would be speeding uo the process if I pulverized it all. I guess i will just need to syphon as I scrape.
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is it bad to just let it go on the back glass?
Like Kevin said, once it's there it will spread.
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I was thinking you didn't want it to spread, yes, by scraping and letting it float through out the tank, it will seed it in other areas
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You're right Kev, I do not want it to spread. It's bad enough as it is. I have given up scraping it off the sides, too much rockwork and critters to move.
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