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Old 12-07-2003, 09:55 AM   #1
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Live Rock turning white????? Help!!!!

My live rock has been in my tank for two days, it is turning white??? Any advice? Water PH seems to be fine. Not sure what is going on.
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Where did you get the LR from? Was it cured? If it's turning white, it's probably from die off. How are the other parameteres of your water besides ph?
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I have a 40 gallon tank with about 60 pounds live rock. When i bought the rocks, they were fully cured and had nice coloration. Now, however, almost all of them have lost their color and are white as well. My tank has been up for about 4 months. My paramaeters are all normal. Do i have to supplement with anything to sustain growth and coloration? I have regular flourescent lights. Any ideas?
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Old 12-09-2003, 09:08 AM   #4
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I have regular flourescent lights. Any ideas?
Might need more light. Depending on what is dying, it could be from lack of strong light...
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Old 12-09-2003, 09:57 AM   #5
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my live rock started to do that but i didnt take much notice of it and then i put in some buffer it went away i dont know if the buffer helped it but just trying to help
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we will need more info to help you out. Was the rock cured when you got it? Is there anything else in the tank? What kind of lighting do you have? Where did you get the water for the fill, RO/DI, conditioned tap water? Is the rock just loosing color or is there a film developing over it? What did the rock smell like when you put it into the tank?

With thiss info we should be able to help you through this.
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Old 12-09-2003, 02:40 PM   #7
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THe rock was fully cured when i got it. I have a dragon goby, a sixline, 2 chromis, a brittle star, and some hermits and snails. I use distilled water to top off. My rocks just lose color and turn a white color, no film. It doesnt smell, just loses color. It seems that all my rocks that i put in there fade after a while. Should i add pH buffer and calcium to my tank?
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Old 12-09-2003, 03:23 PM   #8
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Mine did that at first!

then i added some light and now it looks sort of ok... no die off, but its not really growing, expt for the green and red coraline, purple one is kinda stable.
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Should i buy something to raise my alkalinity and calcium, as well as pH?
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Old 12-09-2003, 09:13 PM   #10
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Yeah I am having the same problem... and I dont' know what to do... I have like a white substance on my rock that is seems like I could just pull off.. It is like on the outside of the rock like a film... I have no Idea what it is or how to get rid of it I came here for help too....

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