Quick Answer: Why Is My Live Rock Turning Purple?

What is growing on my live rock?

Coralline Algae is a type of red Algae in the order Corallinales.

Coralline algae takes up real estate on live rock and out-competes other nuisance algae like hair algae, green algae, diatoms, and mat algae..

Does live rock die?

Yes, live rock can die even if it is in saltwater. If the saltwater isn’t keep properly. If the water get too cold, hot. or no circulation so the water go stagnate. If you have live rock that you want to keep alive until you are ready to put it in your tank.

How do you remove hitchhikers from live rock?

Bristle worms still attached to the rock can be removed with a pair of needle-nosed pliers or tweezers. This technique can be used to remove unwanted pests before or after curing your newly arrived live rock. ”

What is the purple stuff on my live rock?

When you hear the term “Coralline Algae”, the first thing that pops into your head is an image of an aquarium covered in purple. … We are actively trying to propagate this very rare strain of algae to all our live rock for sale.

How long does it take for live rock to turn purple?

His tank has the most purple looking live rocks. He told me it would take 6 months to a year for my rocks to turn purple.

Does dry rock turn purple?

This question as no answer. If a purple coraline strain is introduced there is no guarantee it will grow. If it does grow it might be on your glass and not the rock. In most tanks I have had with dry rock, it takes from 6 months to a year before I start to see it on the rock.

Should I clean my live rock?

Yes it will. IMO , if you’re just scrubbing your rock and want to keep it live , (transfer, spring cleaning etc),use old tank water. I’ve done that a lot. If it’s really nasty add some peroxide to the scrub water.

Will Dead Live Rock come back to life?

No it will not come back to life on it’s own. You can “seed” it with actual live rock though. It will take some time to do so but it can happen given enough time.

Can live rock survive out of water?

The short answer is No, not all Live Rock needs to be cured. … Typically all Live Rock from Fiji and the Indo-Pacific will need to be cured due to their long transport duration. Not much life can survive that long out of the water.

How do you know if Live rock is alive?

You best test is to check water parameters. if you have enough LR (alot of people say 1lbs to 1 gal, maybe a litle more) with ‘live’ on it then your copmpunds above should be close zero. There might be some die-off on the live in liverock when adding it even if it is already cured.

Does Live Rock need light?

Important notes: Do not light your live rocks with full spectrum or full intensity lighting during the curing process as this may cause an algae bloom.

How do you revive live rock?

You “revive” live rock by simply keeping it in a heated and aearated environment. It can be in your tank if there’s nothing else in it or in a rubbermaid tub.