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Old 06-22-2004, 10:28 PM   #1
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Id help please, is it algae? or coral?

I just recently got a bunch of liverock from another AA member. I just noticed some red growth. Is this algae growing on my rocks? or is it a type of leather or mushroom coral??
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Looks like cyanobacteria, pest algae. Does it wipe off easily?
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I haven't tried touching it yet. Didn't know if it was something I wanted to keep or get rid of.

Just stuck my hand in the tank. It has a rough/tough texture and doesn't easily move off the rock.
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Hmmm, well then it's not cyano, which is a good thing, maybe a read coraline algae.
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That doesn't sound bad. Found this page...

http://www.aquariumarts.com/redplatecoralline.html

Was curious in the off chance that it was a coral, how long it would survive with sucky lights. Nice lights are on my wish list...
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