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Old 04/26/2012, 02:07 AM   #1
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RED Stains on rocks

Hey everyone, i have this red type of stains growing on my rock. i Had a problem of nitrates and Po4 though this is not a problem anymore and the red is not Cayano as it does not come off like cayano does. i noticed its fast growth since i have switched from t5 to high powered 15000k Led lights. here are 2 pictures about 2 weeks from each other.
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Old 04/27/2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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anyone? :/


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Old 04/27/2012, 12:51 AM   #3
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Looks like cyano to me


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Old 04/27/2012, 02:24 AM   #4
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well i haven't removed the probability of it actually being cyano though my levels are way down to what they were when i had an outbreak of this. No3 10 -15 and Po4 0.03 - 0.1.
And this is sort of stains not easily removed. this weekend i will try and brush it off and see what happens : ) Thanks


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Old 04/27/2012, 06:37 AM   #5
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Using tap water?


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Old 04/27/2012, 07:38 AM   #6
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Nope, Well Water mixed with sea water, params of well water are no2,no3,amonia, po4 all 0,
TDS around 60 though since using sea water, i only use a little well water since salinty is 1.030 from the sea.


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Old 04/27/2012, 08:03 AM   #7
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Where is your sea water source?


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Old 04/27/2012, 02:44 PM   #8
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Malta ie mediterranean sea and i always make sure its extra clean!


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Old 04/27/2012, 07:04 PM   #9
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Could be burgundy coralline algae. I had some in the beginning of the tank, and now over a year later it's made a comeback on my glass & rocks, mixed with the purple & pink.


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Old 04/28/2012, 03:26 PM   #10
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I agree with sushi girl, looks like the same burgandy colored corraline I have in my tanks


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Old 04/29/2012, 11:42 AM   #11
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Can you blow it off your rocks and decorations? If you can it might just be a type of diatom.


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Old 04/29/2012, 01:43 PM   #12
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nope cannot blow it off, also tried brushing it off though it wont go sounds like coraline!


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Old 05/07/2012, 01:36 PM   #13
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+1 on the burgany coralline. I have a few splotches in my tank and on some snails. Along with some green, pink, purple, and orange!


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