Coraline algae bleaching

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    HAWKS12thMAN NWKRC THUG!

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    Ya I thought about it too but whats the point of having a nano then. I like the way they look as just a little cube. Its more of a challenge. Your always trying new techniques and tricks just because everything is so basic. BTW i had to replace the powerhead in mine after 8 months. I put in a maxi-jet 900.
     
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    yeah i like they way they look also thats why i put in cleaner clams since they bury themselves in sand your never know they are there good filter feeders. Plus don't need anymore halides running up power bill and heating up living room more than it is.
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    Back to your corraline algae, do you have a sea urchin or chocolate chip starfish?

    what lights do you have and how old are they?
     
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    ya I have a sea urchin.... no stars and the lights are like 6 months old. I dont think they have close to 10000 hours on them. Why?
     
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    I had all (that was growing on my glass) Die off after moving my tank.I wouldnt worry to much about it , it will come back in time..Maybe some purple up could help...
     
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    umm, don't sea urchins eat coralline?
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    Yes, but they wont turn it white.
     
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    Wow I didnt know urchins eat coraline...... You learn something new every day
     
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    Thats about what it looks like
     
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    My guess, your urchin is enjoying his snack.
     
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    Hes about to enjoy my LFS snacks instead
     
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    NO more urchin.... he got donated to my LFS. I guess they dont just eat the surface of the coraline. They physicaly grind all of the coraline off.
     
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    i think they will even take a little rock with it. that's why i got rid of mine. traded him in a the lfs for a clown goby, two turbo snails, and two hermit crabs. best deal i made in a long time. bought long spined urchin for 10 bucks. fed him unwanted algae for about 4 months, let him grow 5 times the size from when i purchased him. then traded him in for 20 bucks worth of stuff.
     
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    Congratulations Pool...... I took your THANKS V-card. I guess you could say I popped your cherry! You have come a long way in a short time.
     
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    I didnt even try to trade..... I was just grateful to give it a good home other than the freezer.
     
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