Algae ID please

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  1. Nemeziz_za

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    Hi would appreciate some assistance in trying to ID this algae please.

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    Many thanks
    @Lord_Blackadder

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    Actually that algae looks nice, except for the hair algae. Emerald crab will have a feast on that algae. Did it spread quickly or is it a slow grower.
     
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    It's been a steady grower, taken about 2.5 months to get to its current status. It looks pretty cool at the moment just want to make sure it stays localized and isn't going to cause me a major headache.

    I can easily remove the rock at the moment. However if its a nuisance and spreads to other more difficult to remove rocks in the future I won't be as happy :)

    As for the GHA it's all part of the process and its receding.

    If its not nuisance post ID by the fundis I can offer "frags" :)
     
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    Would need to see the "leaves" closeup, but that looks suspiciously like the big B.

    Bryopsis algae, you don't get much worst than that, get it out now while you can.
     
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    Hi looks like bryosis pennata like 2balive said remove.
     
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    Definitely bryopsis! Do yourself a big favour & remove the whole rock with the algae on it!
    Do not leave a single strand, & dont try to pluck tgem off as well as every piece that lands on sonething starts growing again!
    This past december, i had to completely shut down my dt & start completely over because of bryopsis... So please dont take half measures! Throw out anything with bryopsis on it!
     
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    Yip, I lost an entire tank, it all started with one strand on a frag I put in.

    Some guys have success with elevated magnesium levels, but i would rather take any rock out that you find with any of it on.

    Would not even manually remove and put it back.
     
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    All this news makes me sad ;(
     
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    @Nemeziz_za i will be sad with you. can see some strands growing on my glass.. none on the rocks so far. will be buying some stuff to dose for magnesium today when i get of work. man it sucks a bit, but we have to try something:(
     
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    Well going to take the advice and take the rock out. I already did pull some out a few weeks ago.... So here's hoping it hasn't attached elsewhere
     
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    I have found that there is a HUGE gap in research about algaecides in the aquarium industry, especially the extermination of bryopsis...
    I can probably say that more than 10% of reefers have had bryopsis in their tanks & lots of them had to restart completely (Including me!)
    Its rather strange considering that we all know that "Kent magnesium" can kill bryopsis, but none of the aquarium product manufacturers have done any research to see what element in Kent mag kills it...
     
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