Any idea what's growing here?

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  1. stevengrant

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    Long branching sponge, coral?


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    Little round bubbles inthe shape of a daisy
     
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    First one is a red macroalgae, possibly Galaxaura. Second is a green macroalgae, Valonia.

    Valonia can be a huge pain (unless you're got a dedicated macroalgae tank). If you're careful you can siphon the bubbles off without breaking them. If they break then the algae will likely release spores and spread all over the place.
     
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    they second picture looks like green bubble algae. Check your phosphates when you can im pretty sure that is algae. check your nitrates as well. im not too srure what the first pic is.
     
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    Think it might be this...
    Scientific Name: Gracilaria Tikvahiae
    Common Name: Red Gracilaria
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    The green one definately is...Valonia Sp.
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    Scientific Name: Valonia Sp.
    Common Name: Bubble Algae
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