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    Live rock turning purple

    One of my hand picked live rock (got it from the ocean) is starting to have a band of purple on it. Now..is that normal? And if it is. If I put that rock closer to my lighting. Will it turn more purple?

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    I would leave it where it is... there is a good chance it'll spread to the other rocks.

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    Thanks for the info Ivan. Cuase I am going to the beach today to get more live rock. I need more hiding spots for my fish (only got one goby right now).

    But I don't want to ruin what I have gained so far. I don't want to put a rock over this purple banded rock. cause then i am afraid it won't get enough light and keep going purple.

    But i need about 6 more pieces in my tank.

    I will also be getting one or two sea urchins from the ocean today as I snorkel. I will try and take a pic and put it up for the group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGGUNSAR View Post
    But I don't want to ruin what I have gained so far. I don't want to put a rock over this purple banded rock. cause then i am afraid it won't get enough light and keep going purple.
    actually coraline prefers weaker light
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    Yep,
    Coraline grows faster in Tanks that have less light

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    Awesome! Thanks for all the info guys. your filling in the info I can't find on the internet.

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    I wish I was somewhere I could collect stuff for my tank myself. It must give a real sense of satisfaction to collect it yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rentyn79 View Post
    I wish I was somewhere I could collect stuff for my tank myself. It must give a real sense of satisfaction to collect it yourself.
    Mike
    Ya it really does. You know where you got that piece from, and how you got that thing.
    ect ect.

    And because you never collect everything at once. You start to plan and look forward to your next weekend to get the "final" touch on your tank.

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