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Old 01/30/2003, 07:14 PM   #1
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Shaving brush turning white???

Last evening I purchsed 5 stalks of penicillus dumetosus (shaving brush algae) from my lfs. I've eyed it there for about 2 weeks and it was green as grass. I put the 5 stalks in my refugium last night and now tonight they are almost completely white. What happened?

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Old 01/30/2003, 08:25 PM   #2
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They are calcium based and basically breaking down. Just like the mermaid fans... tough to keep

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Old 02/03/2003, 11:34 AM   #3
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I had them for quite a while. They would die off and then months later spring up again. Don't throw the root away. It just might do that. I really loved when it was around. I saw some yesterday at the LFS but it was like 12$ for a piece. I thought that was high.


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