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Old 05-18-2011, 10:55 AM   #11
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All rock I bought was base rock when purchased, never any live rock. I'm wondering if it could've got in with the snails/crabs I have. They had a bunch of coraline in their LFS tanks.
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I have snails and hermits with coralline on their shells LOL. Not sure if that's enough but hey whatever works!
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I have snails and hermits with coralline on their shells LOL. Not sure if that's enough but hey whatever works!
Yes, my turbo snail has greens and purples on his shell.
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If there is any purple on the snails' shells you can pick them up and scratch off some of the coralline with your fingernail and let it float away in the tank. Won't take long for it to reattach somewhere else. My tank is only a few months old and the back glass is nearly covered in coralline.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:05 AM   #15
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My rock is coloring up the same as your Scottay.. Thats what I read is corraline algae will start out as green then you will get the other colors, red,purple and pink...

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If there is any purple on the snails' shells you can pick them up and scratch off some of the coralline with your fingernail and let it float away in the tank. Won't take long for it to reattach somewhere else. My tank is only a few months old and the back glass is nearly covered in coralline.
This process isn't necessary for the coralline to spread. It will happen on its own. A big part of coralline is calcium, make sure you have the proper levels or it won't grow. Sounds like its spreading though so that's good.
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The bright green is all over the rocks now and I have a few purple spots!
My calcium must be good I don't test for it though.
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Regular PWC's and decent salt mix should keep your calcium where it should be, but it doesn't hurt to test it.
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Regular PWC's and decent salt mix should keep your calcium where it should be, but it doesn't hurt to test it.
I haven't been testing because I'm FOWLR right now. Should I be testing it or should I save the calcium testing for when I do some corals?
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Where did you get your base rock? It looks like pretty good stuff. Also, did I catch a treasure chest in there?
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