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    red algea

    Hey...
    I'm wondering if this is coraline or some other type of bad algea?
    here's a pic.

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    Hard to tell in the photo but it's likely Coraline

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    I had the same thing in my tank before and it was algea. Does it come off easily with your magnet :confused- when you clean the glass??? Coraline algea is really hard to take off with the magnet.
    125g with 40g sump

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    It's likely not coraline. Give it a whipe with your cleaning magnet & it'll come right off.

    Coraline tends to grow in a very circular pattern to start with on the glass. I'm guessing that's a touch of cyano.

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    Yes, the only way I can get my Coraline off is with a razor blade.
    125g with 40g sump

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    So i scrubbed it with the magnet... Came right off.
    How do i get ride of this Cyano?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krugar
    It's likely not coraline. Give it a whipe with your cleaning magnet & it'll come right off.

    Coraline tends to grow in a very circular pattern to start with on the glass. I'm guessing that's a touch of cyano.

    Cheers!

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    It's a nutrient issue, but if it's on the side of the glass like that I'm guessing your tank is pretty new. How long has it been set up?

    It's part of the cycling process if it's a new tank, don't worry about it just wipe it off. If it's finished cycling then you need to look at flow to that area & how much / how often you're feeding the fish.

    Cheers!
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