Coraline algae on my chaetomorpha?

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  1. Tobes

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    There are coraline algae growing on my ball of chaetomorpha!!!

    Is this normal?

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    Are you sure it's coralline?
     
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    Not normal
     
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    nope dude, maybe bleached flatworms:lol:
     
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    doesnt sound normal,you sure its not cyano?when i had a cyano breakout,some of my Chaeto did end up with cyano on it
     
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    Looks like coraline, it is hard and the same pinkish colour. Here are some bad pictures - just look through the bottom of a coke bottle to focus.:whistling:
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    Why are my pics not showing? Mods help please?
     
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    Fixed your pics, strange, it certainly does look like coralline.

    Try take a strand out and see if you have to scrape it off, if it is hard and has to be scraped then it must be coralline, very odd though.????
     
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    Thanks again for fixing my pics. I took out a strand - it is very hard, doesn't come off with your nail/finger - had to use a blade. If you bend it, it brakes. Seriously, I'm sure this is coraline.

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    Definitaly not cyano. Cyano is soft/slimy - this is hard and has to be scraped off with a blade, also has the same colour as the coraline on my live rock.
     
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    this is very cool, is your light intense in your sump?
    what light do u use?
     
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    No worries Tobes, mine is exactly the same. ;)
     
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    yeah that is Coraline!looks pretty cool though
     
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    Welcome back Mille! Been a while! How you doing?

    Tobes - this is really interesting! How high is your calcium levels? Alkalinity?
     
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    It is in my refugium, the light is a 6400k daylight energy saver globe made by Lumaglo.:wave2:
     
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    Calcium = 350 and kH = 9

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    HEY!!!!! Does this mean I'm getting purple fingers as well? :whistling:
     
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    Cool! Thanks Tobes - it seems that you are indeed. Your calcium and alkalinity are not excessively high....
     
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