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PostSubject: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/22/2009, 10:06 pm

hi guys names dru. kinda new to the sites. i have a issue in my tank. there is purple stuff growing all over the tank. it is all over my rocks. at first it was very little and i thought it was just coralline but then it started to take over my rocks. then some of it got long and hung off the rock like hair algae. i peeled some of it off, and it comes off in chunks. i was just wondering if anyone knew what it is and what i should do to get rid or it. thanks for any help, ill try to add pics later if that could help i.d it. thanks again
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/22/2009, 10:16 pm

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fresh or salt

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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/22/2009, 10:18 pm

It's salt i dont know either :(
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/23/2009, 12:31 am

salt
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/23/2009, 12:52 am

he meant salt water
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/23/2009, 3:40 pm

is it a dark purple almost like a dark red?
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/23/2009, 3:52 pm

stuff growing in my tank need help Tank-800

Look like this?
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/23/2009, 3:58 pm

I wish I had that~!
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/23/2009, 4:01 pm

Me too! I found that picture on the net. It isnt mine sad
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/23/2009, 6:02 pm

if that is a salt water tank, look at the bottom of that light. Wrong color, that bulb looks like it is for a freshwater tnak with live plants, not a reef.
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/23/2009, 10:28 pm

It's called Encrusting Coralline Algae. It's alive and want hurt anything. Most marine hobbyist goal is to grow this algae. It can be green, pink, white, purple or red.

Are you trying to get rid of it ?????
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/23/2009, 11:39 pm

yes it is like a dark purple redish color. imma scrape it out tomorrow. ill get some pics on tonight just to give you guys a look at it. im sure it will oretty easy to id once you see what it looks like. thanks for all the help guys
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/23/2009, 11:41 pm

If your tank is saltwater, It'll grow right back. Faster since it has already started.
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/23/2009, 11:48 pm

I allow it to grow on the back of my salt tanks.
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/29/2009, 5:11 pm

i alllow it on my rock, back and side glass jkeeping my front glass clean, some inhabitants of tanks actually eat coraline algae (some urchins are a prime example of live critters that do this) although IMHO and experieance urchins that eat coraqline algae are not reef safe (pencil urchins are the worste).
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/29/2009, 9:39 pm

I had some growing in my tank untill my lights went out. Like the others i let it grow on the back sides and the rocks. It helps to naturaly filter the tank and feeds some of the animals in the tank. I cant wait untill i can fix my lights and get the alge to grow again. My tank is looking like cr@p right now.
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/29/2009, 9:46 pm

Might be red cyano...................If it is like a velvety carpet that actually can be peeled up or hang off the edge of something............................Coraline algae is like cement.
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime12/29/2009, 10:12 pm

i have that stuff on the back of my tank, there was some on the sides but i scrapped it
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime1/11/2010, 5:52 pm

wow that looks great u want that
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime1/11/2010, 5:54 pm

what kind of rock is that
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PostSubject: Re: stuff growing in my tank need help   stuff growing in my tank need help Icon_minitime1/11/2010, 5:57 pm

the best way to keep cyno from happening is regular water changes. but they do make a chemical to kill it. use as directed or you will be in more troouble that you started with
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