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Old 06-25-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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Scraping live rock

I have that rust coloured algae and its on my live rock. The good thing for me is that it doesn't seem to be spreading. Its ugly and I want to know if it would be wise to scrape it off.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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how old is the tank? Rust colored is it diatoms or cyno? does it look like dust when you bruch it or is it slimy? any pics..
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Yes if you can describe it some more it will help. And a pic will help alot.
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It isn't slimy its more like dust. Occasionaly I have to clean it off of the glass. I dont have a camera sorry. My tank is only four months old. This happened after I used a pepper based med to get rid of ich.
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Why are you getting ich? you need to post info on the tank, size, water parameters, fish, lr, sand? skimmer? Temp, Salinity levels.. water you use... If your getting ich you have other issues going on. Either you got a bad fish from the LFS and or stress in the tank some how.
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Why are you getting ich? you need to post info on the tank, size, water parameters, fish, lr, sand? skimmer? Temp, Salinity levels.. water you use... If your getting ich you have other issues going on. Either you got a bad fish from the LFS and or stress in the tank some how.
My fish no longer have ich, the fish that had ich is no longer with us. When he was in the tank was around the same time the algae started and was spreading, since his departure its just there. Some of its gone due to my peppermint shrimp but I would love to see all go.
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It sounds like diatoms. I still have them after 10 yrs. I have to clean my glass off every couple days. When you are cycling they come on pretty good but after IME they stick around enough to dirty up the glass. Thus the reason for the mag float.
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I recognized that the rocks that had the rust coloured rust was in direct flow with the PH. I cleaned the PH turned off the lights and it seems to be clearing up.
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I have the same type of algae growing in my tank right now too!!. My tank has been up over a year. The only change is I added some reef lighting and now the algae is growing on a couple of my rocks. It really is only on the base rock. Should It be cleaned off?
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You could toss in a Mexican Turbo Snail. Those things will tear up Diatoms. I had a diatom outbreak a few months ago and I went to my LFS, picked up three MTS and the next day the tank was clean. But also reducing light helps out with diatoms. Dont scrape it off if you buy MTS.
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