Confirm briopsis

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  1. TaahirS

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    Sigh, from what Ive read this is briopsis. Please can someone confirm or give some good news...
     
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    Is it fern like at the ends? Then it is. Can't see properly
     
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    What is the texture like? Rigid or soft and fragile?

    Doesn't look like Brysopsis. Thinking more along the lines of Chaetomorpha (perhaps C. antennina).
     
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    Thanks. Will check How rigid it is tonorow.
     
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    Just checked it out. No fern ending. Quite rigid, it isn't brittle but it doesn't "sway" a lot when I move the magnet cleaner past it like the GHA.
     
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    Hmm, most likely Chaetomorpha then.
     
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    Wow! Thanks.
    Could it just appear from nowhere?
     
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    Just grows out of the LR. You seem to have a few red macros appearing there too.
     
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    Yep, I do have some sort of red encrusting type of macro. Also red bubble algae(not the good type)
     
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    Not trying to hijack. But is there any way apart from bumping up Mg to kill bryopsis?
     
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    Urchins. Sometimes rabbitfish.

    Could also run your tank dark until it dies.
     
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    How long can i run it dark without corals being negatively affected?
     
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    Depends on the coral. 4-5 days at least for most of them.
     
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    I have mostly lps and some softies. Just a red monti and pink birds nest sps
     
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    Is this the same chaeto that everyone wants in their sumps?
    Will try and post more pics today. It has started forming disc like shapes on the tips of some of the branches.
     
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    I've got plenty of that red macro algae, fauchea laciniata, don't really see a problem with that?
     
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    I had that in my previous tank. I miss it. I felt it kept gha in check
     
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    Nah, there are many species of chaeto. The sump one doesn't attach to anything (which is why it's curly, so it grabs other algae like velcro), but most of them do.

    Post another photo in a few days time. It could be something else like Acetabularia or Caulerpa peltata if the heads all start growing discs.
     
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