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  1. MavrickFDT

    MavrickFDT

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    Hey All.

    This thing started really small and is just groing like mad, so anybody out there that might know what this is?

    also is it good or bad?

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  3. gMAN

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    That looks like plating coraline algae..
     
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    It's not bad, I had a bunch of it also growing like crazy until my urchin found the rock..
     
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    MavrickFDT

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    OKay cool, So I will just wait for the Urchin to find it.
    Thanks.
     
  6. crispin

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    it looks like a piece of macro algae getting a small foot hold and starting to establish:) good thing in my view, but can you tell if its soft or hard.

    i doubt its plating coraline as its growing fast and wrong colour(ish)
     
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    Maybe this....
    Scientific Name: Lobophora Sp.
    Common Name: Lobophora
    Marine Plants in the Aquarium
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    MavrickFDT

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    Yes Belindamotion I think thats it, whe I touch it it feels soft, but you guys recon its safe?
     
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    speed reading by any chance?
     
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    Lobophora variegata I think. A sign of good water quality. :)
     
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    and BOY does viper know his algaes:)
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    :skeptical: lol
     
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    Skeptical face....hmmm well i guess thats understandable if this particular aølgae just grows in good water quality, you're better with the bubbles, hairs bryopsis and the like if i remeber?:p
     
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    lol, I must change that smilies name from skeptical to hurrumph, or however it's spelt :lol:
     
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    lol and ive just been reminded that you ahve that funny 357 after your name and best i behave while you are hurrumphing :)
     
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    That algae my friends, is a pest. Once it starts it will be all over your tank, just like the blue sponge, and nothing eats it. Best to remove it before it takes hold of your LR.
     
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    Nemo's right, I have had this grow and literally overwhelm corals and block pumps...
    But on the good side it is a easy algea to remove... literally pull it off!!
    But if it is not hastelling anything at the moment, watch it grow..... and grow...;)
     
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    Anthony says this:

     
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    OKay, so by the looks of it my water quality is good and its a good thing the Algea grows, but best is to remove it?
     
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