Coralline algae

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  1. Zane de Beer

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    How do I know if the coralline algae on my LR is growing or dying...

    All my coralline seems to fade somewhat in color (going from pinkish to white especially around the edges) is this new growth, or the start of death?
     
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    If its white around the edges and it still maintains it's colours then it's growth. If the whole piece is fading then it's dying
     
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    Most of the edges are white, and there are one or two white spots on the main piece... I will have to keep an eye on them to make sure then...
     
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    goes white and flakey when its dead/dying off
     
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    have you added or changed anything in your tank?
     
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    Had to reshuffle everything inside to get rid of a pistol shrimp who was cathing all my hermits
     
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    Sorry but how can we promote it's growth in a tank, mine is very new, only want it on my rocks though.

    Purple up, calcium, magnesium, alk 8.3, once a system is stable is that the trick, growth will then take place with no problems?
     
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    Croline is one of the biggest consummers of Mg and Ca and if those levels drop your coraline will also die off. As for having it only on your rocks, the coraline will grow everywhere, you will have to clean it off yhe glass with a glass scraper.
     
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    Oh well, as I have come to realize, this was never going to be easy to get nice purple rocks. Darn, lol, thanks, learn a bit every day.
     
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