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post #11 of 24 Old 07-01-2010, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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You can see some of the bubble algae in the pictures on the rock on the right. come to think of it, the bubble algae is right next to where the sand has been doing this...
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post #12 of 24 Old 07-01-2010, 05:02 PM
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No need to apologize. I appreciate all your help. Yea, it is pretty interesting haha. The clumps are soft, but it stays in tact pretty well in the form of sheets that are about a quarter inch thick. The top of the sheet is a little harder than the bottom tho.

I dunno if this assumption is correct, but it might be some kind of algae. The only reason I think this is because the bubble algae on one of my live rocks is also flourishing... almost so much im beginning to worry it wont stop haha. Maybe the conditions in my tank are overly favorable to algae at the moment for some reason? Just a thought...
Yes that is what I was thinking. Especially since it is soft. It is really only 1 of 3 things:
1) Algae
2) Bacteria
3) Coral secretions - I don't keep coral so I have no idea how feasible this even is...lol

Those are however the only logical possibilities. And I lean mostly towards Algae and I cant wait till I find out what it is. Mystery's drive me crazy...lol

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post #13 of 24 Old 07-02-2010, 09:17 AM
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whats your tank temp?

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whats your tank temp?
its a little high, around 83 degrees. I live in Texas and I dunno what to do to bring the temp down. Ive already taken out the heater completely. do you think the increased temp may be causing this? I can tell it has a negative effect on some of my corals because some wont come out as far as they usually do. What can I do to bring the temp down? they dont have chillers...do they?
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post #15 of 24 Old 07-18-2010, 09:25 PM
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yes chillers are available but i just float clean frozen bottles of water or ice packs in my sump and change them every few hours ... with the ice packs i double bag them in a zip bag so that if they leak nothing gets in my water it helps a lot... i am at the point now where i change them in the morning and two to three times during the day and i hold close to 80 right now (down from 89 three days ago) just bring it down slow so nothing goes into shock LOL

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its a little high, around 83 degrees. I live in Texas and I dunno what to do to bring the temp down. Ive already taken out the heater completely. do you think the increased temp may be causing this? I can tell it has a negative effect on some of my corals because some wont come out as far as they usually do. What can I do to bring the temp down? they dont have chillers...do they?
your going to want a heater in the tank so at night when its cooler the temp doesnt drop. bouncing around in temps is bad news on fish and corals. even if its a few degrees thats a HUGE change to them. heat needs to be taken care of though as it will kill your corals eventually if not dealt with.
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your going to want a heater in the tank so at night when its cooler the temp doesnt drop. bouncing around in temps is bad news on fish and corals. even if its a few degrees thats a HUGE change to them. heat needs to be taken care of though as it will kill your corals eventually if not dealt with.
how do i deal with it tho? float frozen bottles of water like the poster above said? It almost gets down to 80 by morning then up to 83 through out the day.
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post #18 of 24 Old 07-19-2010, 10:43 AM
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floating bottles would be a temp. fix, investing in a chiller would be the long term fix. i guess whichever fits your set-up will be the way to go.
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heres a basic video on what happens to corals long term due to heat. i have heard natural reefs will be GONE in the next 10 years or so due to heat in our enviroment. the symbiotic algae that hosts corals abandon when things get to hot and in turn the coral bleaches and starves. this guy in the video isnt very scientific. a coral is an animal, not a plant but the algae that hosts them, are plants. the coral just feeds off the hosting algae.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDHC_5EHyNM

and heres a link i had saved about coral reefs being gone. they actaully say it will be due to a carbon dioxide increase which really heat reduces gas exchange and the ammount of oxygen in the water
http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/40175
any long term heat will make corals abandon their hosting algae though, and they will start to bleach.

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heres a basic video on what happens to corals long term due to heat. i have heard natural reefs will be GONE in the next 10 years or so due to heat in our enviroment. the symbiotic algae that hosts corals abandon when things get to hot and in turn the coral bleaches and starves. this guy in the video isnt very scientific. a coral is an animal, not a plant but the algae that hosts them, are plants. the coral just feeds off the hosting algae.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDHC_5EHyNM

and heres a link i had saved about coral reefs being gone. they actaully say it will be due to a carbon dioxide increase which really heat reduces gas exchange and the ammount of oxygen in the water
http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/40175
any long term heat will make corals abandon their hosting algae though, and they will start to bleach.
cool posts. ive seen this happen in my tank before. had a heat spike for a day a couple months ago and my monti pora bleached. it is pretty much back to normal now tho. Obviously, a chiller would be ideal but i dont know how much they run. do you have a chiller you can recommend for a 46 gallon?
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