Cool looking algae ID

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  1. devesh.r

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    Hey guys

    Need held with advice and ID please.
    Have these cool looking algae growing in tank and seem to be growing really well, Seoul i keep them or get rid of them.
    Pics below.

    Thanks

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    that is really looking great, no idea if it is safe.
     
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    Looks like a type of algae, one of the good ones, I think. @Lord_Blackadder?
     
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    Looks like macro, its ok. But it looks like u have some nutrient issues i would look into.
     
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    What's your Nitrate and Phosphate levels?
     
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    3rd one down looks like Halimeda.
     
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    devesh.r Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys so they should stay.

    Will test today and levy you know. Ttested last weekend and it all looked good. For the last 2 weeks now my touch coral don't look happy and itonly extends very little. So not sure if these are sucking up the nitrate s and phosphate.
     
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    Thank you will go through this.
     
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    They're all good. It's a pain to ID the reds...there are hundreds of very similar looking species.

    The green is Halimeda incrassata. Really nice algae, but watch your alkalinity and calcium levels, it uses large amounts of both.
     
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