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Old 04-22-2016, 08:51 PM   #1
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I have Texas Holey Rock in a African tank set up. A couple of the rocks have a dark green color that looks like it is painted on. I also have a purplelish color forming too. Was just wondering if anyone has seen, or know anything about this... By the way I do think it is pretty cool!... Thanks in advance..


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That's a new one for me - never had purple algae before
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found this article on the net,hope it helps.
http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/Algae/red-algae.html


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Thanks for the article!.. I've read through it and the purple color maybe a form of the red algae... The green color looks like it has been painted on.... It doesn't have a hairlike appearance at all..its is very interesting! I keep a low led light on while I'm at work and only really turn the main lights on for feeding and to watch them.... Less than an hour...


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Looks like Cyanobacteria.


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Thank you Caliban07!..I believe you are correct!. I did a Google search for pics and there it is. In most of the pics it seems to be a complete nuisance ... Clinging to everything(glass,sand,deco) while mine is just on my rock. Like I had said earlier in its current state in my take I actually really like it. Hopefully it remains that way. Thank you again for your response!!


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Thank you Caliban07!..I believe you are correct!. I did a Google search for pics and there it is. In most of the pics it seems to be a complete nuisance ... Clinging to everything(glass,sand,deco) while mine is just on my rock. Like I had said earlier in its current state in my take I actually really like it. Hopefully it remains that way. Thank you again for your response!!


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No worries bud. If you only have a bit on your rock it's not too much to worry about. I have bits of it too here and there but some times it strikes and covers everything. They said it is exacerbated or even caused by low nitrate/low flow.


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