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Old 09-18-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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Why is parts of my live rock turning white?
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do you have snails and inverts..?
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What kind of lights are those. Even coraline algae needs some light, and that unit may not suffice.
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I like how the snowflake is using the blue star as a pillow in that pic.
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do you have snails and inverts..?
Two Cerith snails only.
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What kind of lights are those. Even coraline algae needs some light, and that unit may not suffice.
Just plain LED lights. Running about 7 hours a day.
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Not sure what a plain LED light is, but it doesn't look like it will support coraline algae. Forget about anything else in the corals then.
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Not sure what a plain LED light is, but it doesn't look like it will support coraline algae. Forget about anything else in the corals then.
So what sort of light do you need for Live Rock? I was told it didn't matter.
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Pics of the live rock going white. Could it be the powerhead ? It flows across the front of them ?
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Two Cerith snails only.
well i get that rules the cuc out for cleaning, my cuc demolishes any algae i have growing on anything, i have 3 ceriths, 3 nassarius, 3 turbos, 9 blue leg hermits, 2 skunk cleaner shrimp, and 2 peppermint shrimp that are on the clock 24/7

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Just plain LED lights. Running about 7 hours a day.
oh and by plain do you mean a freshwater led fixture? as in a 8w or something like a marineland or an aquaticlife?
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