Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Identification

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-23-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Callen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 304
Frosty growth on my live rock

I've got this feisty white growth in my live rock. It's spreading over the coralline and looks like ice crystals forming on a glass pane. Any ideas? Will it take over and cover my coralline?
__________________

__________________
Callen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Callen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 304
Here's the pic.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-265507063.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	142.6 KB
ID:	203891  
__________________

__________________
Callen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Oscarr19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,539
Not sure if I'm right here, but I believe the coraline might be dying. I had the same thing happen when I added some live rock that dried up a little bit and the algae slowly came off and is only now getting better. I might be wrong though. I'm pretty sure that coraline algae does turn white when it dies though.
__________________
17 Gallon Nano Reef http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...sw-279926.html
Oscarr19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2013, 08:25 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ricksreef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newport News
Posts: 973
Looks like sponges forming.Which are a normal progression in new tanks.Look closely at some of them and see if you can identify tube like openings on them.
__________________
Ricksreef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2013, 09:50 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Callen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 304
I do have some of that, Rick. But I don't think this is the same. It is flat and not raised from the rock at all. You can see it best in the pic on the lower purple section of the rock. The upper darker section as a different growth. It is more like a web and is more three dimensional with a texture that looks like burlap. Perhaps the lower section is a younger version of the upper.

BTW This is the most prolific rock in my aquarium. Has at least 7 feather dusters and other things growing from it.
__________________
Callen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2013, 10:10 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Ricksreef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newport News
Posts: 973
When you touch one of the areas does it feel soft or hard.
__________________
Ricksreef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2013, 10:12 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Oscarr19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,539
Well, good to know your coralline is fine lol I'm just sitting here learning.
__________________
17 Gallon Nano Reef http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...sw-279926.html
Oscarr19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Callen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: College Station, Texas
Posts: 304
The frosty stuff in the lower section is not raised at all and it will scrape off with my fingernail. The stuff on the top section is course and hard to the touch. Will not scrape off.
__________________

__________________
Callen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Aquarium News Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Aquarium News in your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]