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princesuhaib 04-24-2009 07:41 PM

algae colors?
Hey I have noticed I have a few colors of algae in my tank on my rocks, a lot is purple and I notice that I am beginning to see yellow color, I am not sure if its algae it looks like fur, its not super heavy but just one one of the live rocks, also I noticed a blue in color fur size of a pea? I am curious what all this could be? or is this any problems? let me know what you guys think.. thank you

Pasfur 04-24-2009 07:59 PM

As your live rock matures you will see various color changes and algaes grow. Eventually these will all be replaced by a nice growth of coraline algae. I find that maintaining the correct calcium and alkalinity levels from day one is beneficial to encouraging the onset of coraline. I dose calcium even prior to livestock... although not as much is needed, obviously.

princesuhaib 04-24-2009 08:01 PM

I mean you know that I bought my live rock from a local guy and he had an established tank and there is plenty of Caroline Algae on the rocks, I was just curious what the other stuff is? Remember I am still in the first stage of cycling my tank!

Pasfur 04-24-2009 08:06 PM

LOL, yes I guess I did know that. You can't imagine how many people send private messages every day about their tank. Sorry, it is hard to keep up with the details.

I never really gave it much thought as to the exact types of other algae that show up on the rock. I can't even recall this discussion before. OF2F.... thoughts?

princesuhaib 04-24-2009 08:11 PM

Oh no Im the one with the 75g tank that I have been building to give u a better idea here is a link

onefish2fish 04-25-2009 01:56 AM

sound like sponges to me. coraline also grows in other colors then purple, like orange, yellow.. and algaes can grow in greens, reds, pinks, browns..

princesuhaib 04-25-2009 12:42 PM

ooh sweet, I think it may be coraline cause I noticed yellow, but is it fur like?

Also I noticed on one or 2 pieces of rock I have this clear slime on some of it. What is that? I posted a thread but I havent got any responses!


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