What is this?

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  1. Q89

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    Hey all,

    I was at the beach today and saw most of the rocks in the rock pools where covered in this pink purple stuff.

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    I have no idea what it is, does someone maybe know?

    Thanx :thumbup:
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    the hard pink stuff in the middle is coraline algae
     
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    I thought it was coraline algae, but wasn't sure it grew in our cold water.
     
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    No it's not, swakop doesn't have Coraline algae
    That red stuff is part of cayno, if you put it in your tank it is covered with cayno
     
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    it grows pretty much everywhere.
     
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    doesnt have or is rare?
     
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    Temp to low and less calcium I think but will test our sea water and put up the parameter
     
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    was stolen by the guy's from Durbs,:p sounds better
     
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    I chucked it back, so my tank is safe.:lol:
     
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    lol just look at Herman's tank:p
     
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    I saw some black starfish aswell, looked like bristle or brittle starfish. Tank safe?
     
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    if you dont have the time to read all 145 pages of the report, youll find the info you need on page 15.
     
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    So can I put that starfish in my tank?:wave2:
     
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    shot, will read it now, there is pale pink on some stones, (this I have done) take the rock put it in a aquarium pop a heater in for 25/26 C and it die's take any cold water specie or algea and put it in higher temp water it will die eventually, the tide goes out the rock pools get warmer bla bla bla and the tide comes in again and the water cool down again so no there is no coraline algae in swakop ( new swakopmund reefer found out coralline algae on rocks take it and think they got LR in there setup with coralline algae then they %^^&up there whole system)

    Q89 leave the black bristle stars in the ocean, they are cold water specie and will die I know

    All that you take is food for what ever fish you got, I do
     
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    Oh and the Durbs thing was a Joke, so don't go nasty on me
     
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    Thanx for the help guys!!
     
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    not entirely true. Some species can adapt to varying temp. I have many locally collected (Cape town) species living in my reef.
     
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    Apologies for being a bit blunt/rude/etc with your guys. I have gone and edited all my posts so that they look a little less mean.
     
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    lol 459b, you don't have to edit your post, that's how we all learn, I understand your point as well :1:
    By the way you are from CT, do you maybe know why trev is so quiet from oceans?
     
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