Did heat kill the Coralline?

Discussion in 'Live Rock' started by cavnoe, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. cavnoe

    cavnoe Plankton

    Jan 23, 2013
    I started a new tank, and I purchase some really nice live rocks with a deep purple coralline growth on it. I put in water and started the tank up , I placed a heater in the water to bring it to the temperature of the room. Once it reached temperature I added the rocks and live sand.

    I thought I turned the heater off but I didn't. So 24hrs later when I came back to check on the tank it was at close to 90 degrees with the heater still running.

    That was only two days ago. The rocks seem fine but I would like to know if any one with more experience can tell me if I killed off the coralline one the rocks because of the high temperature.
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  3. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

    May 28, 2011
    No, 90F won't kill coralline- it's that warm on many natural reefs. Failing to properly acclimate and changes in lighting can, although there's usually enough that survives for it to recover.