Brown algea ID ??

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  1. Apollo

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    Hi Guys,

    Found this strange brown ,almost translucent algea over the last few days on my top LR.

    The algea appears to grow in a spiral fashion out of the rock ( centre of picture - brown object)

    Any thoughts as to what algea this may be , if it is indeed algea ?


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    Thanks Warr,

    Will do. :)
     
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    Warr,

    Thanks for the links .

    Yip, I think I concur with you that the brown algea is indeed scroll algea - Lobophora Variegata 2

    Will see how it grows . :thumbup:
     
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    You lucky man! You got life popping up everywhere on that live rock, I say again - awesome live rock. You don't even need fish, enough in there to keep you busy with :p
     
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    Thanks Tobes,

    Yeah funny you should mention that . My wife was saying the same to me last night.
    Fish , corals ??? Why bother , you've got much more interesting critters popping up everywhere. He he he...

    Of course now the paranoia is setting in as to which lifeforms are good and which ones are bad or not desirable :p

    The trick for me will now be to ensure that I can keep all these critters alive and hopefully pick up some valuable knowledge as I go on.
     
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