Green stalk like growth

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    macro algae?
     
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    no idea Matt.Hope its friendly.
     
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    I have that shit all over my one tank...it grows but I have not seen any GHA so it's ik I guess. Is it brittle like a brush bristle?
     
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    it looks like some plant growing in the middle of te star polyps
     
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    brentnorm: i'm sure its just some type of macro algae - you can leave it there if you don't mind it (will help remove nitrates etc)
     
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    thanks matt. dont really mind it at all
     
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    anyone got an id for this stuff?
     
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    Hair Algae ? Ask Viper he is the Hair guru :whistling:
     
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    no it's way to hard for hairy algae...I can lift the rock holding it...must be a kind of macro algae...?
     
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    all came in on kenyan rock...?
     
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    SIMS my coral beauty and scopas tang devour it in no time.
     
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    well all I have is a midas blenny, occ. clown and bi-color angel...maybe I should put it in my other tank and give my yellow tang a go at it. Anyone think it would be any good in a refugium - surly it needs nutrients to grow and will out compete the dreaded GHA?
     
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    Sims: This was the reason I would leave it in the tank ;)
     
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    i believe the brush stuff is briopsis, posted by Sims, as for Brent, not too sure, it will need to grow up a bit for ID
     
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    Hi Brent - you have your first signs of caulerpa macro-algae. That's what the start of caulerpa racemosa looks like. It has short'ish blade-like leaves, a creeping stalk and the flattened round blulbs.... Not a problem in your tank at all - awesome way to ensure that it takes your nutrients out of the water - you should just ensure that you keep in under control, as it can spread like wild fire. And No - it is not such a pest as hair algae (GHA), BUT, people say that it COULD possibly go "sexual" - even though I have never personally experienced this.....
     
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    Thanks Jacquesb. Will keep a close eye on it

    Thanks Jacquesb. Will keep a close eye on it.
     
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    I don't think it's that (although I could be wrong)

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    mine is straight "bristles" not branching type...
     
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    Wee-Man / SIMS - bryopsis have leaves that are "fern-like" - e.g. single stalk with tiny feather-like tufts growing out from the centre outwards.

    SIMS - you are right - THAT is bryopsis. Is this what you have? It does not look like it...
    BTW: I KNOW WHAT BRYOPSIS is - I was suffering from a MAJOR ourbreak of it. As well as GHA... Now - my algae outbreak is nearing 95% eradicated. Still some here and there...... BUT NEARLY eradicated! ;-)

    Brent - it is a GREAT pleasure! ;-) GLAD TO KNOW I COULD PERHAPS HELP....:biggrin:
     
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