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Old 02-02-2014, 03:18 PM   #1
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Purple Stuff, What is this and how do I treat it?

Purple Stuff, What is this and how do I treat it?
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:28 PM   #2
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That is corrallin algae and actually good algae to have a lot of people try to promote it in there tanks

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Old 02-02-2014, 03:47 PM   #3
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Looks like cyano to me. If you put a siphon on it and it comes right out its cyano. Excess nutrients is usually the cause. What size is the tank and his long has it been running, what's your water params, tank maint. and feeding schedule like?
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:50 PM   #4
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That is cyano, not coralline. Here's a good read: http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/dia...slimealgae.htm

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Old 02-02-2014, 04:14 PM   #5
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Guy at fls said to use chemiclean and turn off my lights to kill it? Is this correct?

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Old 02-02-2014, 05:12 PM   #6
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Purple Stuff, What is this and how do I treat it?

You can go that route, but you'd still want to find the source that's causing it and correct it otherwise it's bound to come back IMO
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Sorry for the false info just got into marine and my guess would be more water changes

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Looks like cyano to me. If you put a siphon on it and it comes right out its cyano. Excess nutrients is usually the cause. What size is the tank and his long has it been running, what's your water params, tank maint. and feeding schedule like?

These questions answered would help us give you a solution to the problem, turning the lights off and using additives are just a band aid.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:20 PM   #9
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Using RO water, ammo 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 20ppm, ph 8.2 , temp 76, 3 small damsels, 2 small clowns, 1 banded shrimp, 5 hermit crabs, feed 1/2 a cube of brine shrimp in the evening once a day, do 25% water change either once a week to week and 1/2. Equipment is in signature and protein skimmer remora-s. Live rock and base rock in tank.

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Been running since before Thanksgiving, and yes I can siphon up

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