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30 gal live rock turning white
Old 10-25-2011, 05:38 AM   #1
 
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30 gal live rock turning white

Hey guys been busy but managed to set up my 30 gal had a few problems right now some of the live rock is turning white kind of like a chalk white . Tanks only been up 4 days is it normal to have some turn white.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:49 PM   #2
 
It sounds very unhealthy. I'm not an owner of a marine aquarium, but I'm fairly sure that 30 gallons is way too small for a lot of live rock, and four days isn't very much time for the tank to be set up in order to cycle, etc. My assumption is that the live rock is dying, and quite fast.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #3
 
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any chance of posting a pic, what is your water paramiters, temp, lighting and lighting schedual, tap water,treated water, or ro/di water. sounds to me like something is out of ballance, and the "live rock" is dying, or allready dead. i personaly would clean as much of the white off as possible..
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:17 PM   #4
 
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any chance of posting a pic, what is your water paramiters, temp, lighting and lighting schedual, tap water,treated water, or ro/di water. sounds to me like something is out of ballance, and the "live rock" is dying, or allready dead. i personaly would clean as much of the white off as possible..
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Ok Tank is only 5 days old. I have not tested water yet as I was told I did not really matter yet. No lighting as curing LR and DR 2power heads Temp 78 . It is starting to come back. I see lots of red feather dusters on the rock a bristle worm and I think Aptasia which I know I have to get rid of.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:33 PM   #5
 
What is Aptasia?
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:53 PM   #6
 
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What is Aptasia?
do a search lots of pics
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:31 PM   #7
 
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What is Aptasia?
Aiptasia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 10-25-2011, 11:32 PM   #8
 
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Ok Tank is only 5 days old. I have not tested water yet as I was told I did not really matter yet. No lighting as curing LR and DR 2power heads Temp 78 . It is starting to come back. I see lots of red feather dusters on the rock a bristle worm and I think Aptasia which I know I have to get rid of.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:07 AM   #9
 
Looked up aptasia and from what I gather to a coral tank it's like a weed that you want to get rid of or it will try and take over. Is this correct and the reason why it must be gone?
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:12 AM   #10
 
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ok one thing at a time LOL..
sorry i missed this one (not on as much as i used to be) for the rock turning its all part of the cycle.. its going to have a major die off and this will help to mature the tank as the organisms feed on the dying matter.. as for aptasia if you dont mind it its fine but most people want a semblance of control in their tank and try to get rid ofit as it will take over fast and when mixed with other corals it will kill them.. most people just dont want to see a large investment in corals get whacked by a intruder LOL....
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