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Melissa Giorgetti
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Username: Cutester411

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 05, 2005 - 12:40 pm:       

Hi I have a 46 gallon saltwater tank that has been running for about 4 months. I have succesfully been able to keep a yellow tang, clown fish, and damsel alive for all that time. I have one concern. My tank is covered in black, and purple algea. Is this bad? I just cvers the rocks and pebbles on the bottom. I do have some green algea that is starting to cover the back wall and some of the ground. I do like algea in my tank and don't want to remove it if it is not harmful. I was told all different stories. I was told that the purple algea is the best and I've been told it's the worst and to get rid of it. Before I enter into more sensitive fish I would really like to clear up my confusion.
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Rottielover
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Username: Rottielover

Post Number: 347
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 12:03 pm:       

I'm not sure about the Black, could be Cynobacteria, do a search on "Red Slime" for that.

Purple is usually Coralin algea, it's a calcious algea that generally considered to be "pretty" and/or a "good" algea to have. It will cover your rocks and your glass/acrylic...

To scrape it off of viewing area's you'll need a scraper blade, Kent makes one with interchangable blades, red plastic blade for acrylic tanks and yellow w/ metal blade for glass tanks.
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cutester411
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Username: Cutester411

Post Number: 12
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 01:13 am:       

Thanks again!!!
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