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Old 07/21/2002, 08:00 PM
Periette Periette is offline
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Question Pink Bubble Algae???

Hi, Dr. Ron. I was performing maintenance this weekend and noticed there was a bunch of pink bubble algae on the overflow inside edge. It looked just like Valonia except a very pretty pink color. Sorry, forgot to take a picture. I cleaned them off along with some other grunge. I can't find any mention of this in the forums so should I be overly concerned?

All my params have been good (1.026 SG, 0 Nitrates/Nitrites/Ammonia/PO4, 10.2 Kh, 8.0-8.2 Ph, 400 Calcium, 79-81 Temp) and I'm running a plenum refug w/calerpa on a reverse cycle.

Old 07/22/2002, 09:30 AM
rshimek rshimek is offline
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Hi Tricia,

I wouldn't be overly concerned, you might check out Horge's article in the February [rk] and see if it provides information about your alga.

Good luck!
Old 07/22/2002, 09:49 AM
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You may have seen bubble algae that was covered in corraline algae. It happens.
Old 07/22/2002, 05:54 PM
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Thanks, all. It appears to be the red bubble variety but it still seems rather pink to me. Since it's certainly not a large scale issue, I won't worry. BTW, it doesn't seem to be covered in corraline at all; totally pink. Thanks, though.

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