Could Frag Tile Leach into the system

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  1. FransSny

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    I have quite a few frags in my tank which are mounted on tiles and over the last few weeks I have noticed something peculiar......there is pink candy floss algea frowing on the tanks..nowhere else in the tank though....also doesnt seem to spread

    Could the tiles be the source of nutrients / phosphates , or am I missing something ?
     
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  3. Evo R

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    I have also experieced the same red "candy floss" algae on frag tiles. And it was the same story at the guy's house. It only grew on the frag tiles or should i say tiles. Could be something in the ceramic/porcelinn that is leatching back into the system.
    And if it is.....its in very small amounts, as its only growing on the tiles.
     
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    Quite possible that they are leaching phosphate.
     
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    there is a lot of that red fluff algae going around at the moment. I had a small piece but on a rock
     
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    up your flow, the candy floss stuff does not like flow.
     
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    BTW, depending on the make up of the tile...marble is one of the best "subtrates" to use to attach SPS, they seem to encrust very quickly.
     
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    Have my tiles done this?
     
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    Yes 459... To my tank too... GHA and candy floss... :biggrin:
     
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    Odd. . . . I dont have any of the offending red fluff. I have gha though.
     
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