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Old 03-15-2004, 06:04 PM   #1
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MOLD on Live Rock?!?!?!

well i came home from work today to find that it looks like the "good" parts on our live rock have turned into mold. its turned like fuzzy light purple...

Should i be worried?
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Old 03-15-2004, 06:12 PM   #2
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i think "mold" is the wrong word to use. ha ha
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Old 03-15-2004, 06:24 PM   #3
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please help .

should i take it off the rock? or leave it?
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Old 03-15-2004, 06:41 PM   #4
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well i came home from work today to find that it looks like the "good" parts
What do you mean "the good parts" Is the LR new? Was the LR cured when you got it? Most LRwill go through a die off period unless completely cured subject to very little time out of water. You are probably just seeing some die off. Is the rock in a tank with livestock? Monitor the ammonia and nitrite levels and if there are fish in the tank I would do water changes to keep the ammonia from getting to high.
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there are no fish in the tank. so the ammonia couldnt be to high....

the rock wasnt completely cured when we bought it.

when i say good parts i mean like.... the parts that look alive. haha
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Here it is here....

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From the pics it could be die off or even an encrusting sponge of some sort. If the rock is new and uncured probably die-off. Your tank will go through a cycle or mini cycle. With no fish in the tank the cycling isn't really a problem. If the "mold" bothers you siphon it off otherwise it will probably be gone shortly.
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Ok. So should I worry about it?
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No this is normal. you would get it off by blowing a turkey baster. If you dont have one yet youll use it all the time in your tank maintenance.
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alrighty i'll blow it all of with the baster. thanks for your help!
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