View Full Version : Newbie Q: Live Rock

03-24-2013, 03:41 PM
So I have a bunch of rock (about 20 lbs) that was cleaned, rinsed dried for about a month and turned white. Today I rinsed it again, cleaned the dead stuff and off. I noteced that on three pieces the 'white' washed/scrubbed away and it was red underneath. I have another 50+ pounds and none of it is 'Red'. Purple coraline yes but not 'Red'. Without a picture... what do you all think?

Thanks in advance~ Woody

03-24-2013, 07:06 PM
Someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

But from how you describe it, it has a high possibility to be coralline. There is another possibility it could be dead and dried out cyano.
Without a picture, it really is hard to tell.

03-27-2013, 08:31 PM
There are several different colors of coralline algae; red, green, purple, pink.

03-27-2013, 08:58 PM
yup sandbags is on it, red coraline is my guess.....

04-06-2013, 06:02 PM
Thanks all!