Id this and that please

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  1. xtreme

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    Hi guys

    This started to grow on my LR a month back and thought it was bubble algae was red but now it looks like the coralline algae and it has orange spots or something on it

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    I think it is a type of encrusting sps, beginning it look liked white craters and now there is small brown polyps extending from it. just want to make sure, this is kenya LR
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    sorry guys my camera is not one of the best:(
     
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    First pic is mature red bubble algae. If popped they spread around the whole tank.
     
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    second one looks like daisy polyps..
     
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    gman, in my pic yes, will take a pic of a dead skeleton maybe that will help
     
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    Will it be a good thing or bad thing?
     
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    I would get rid of the "red bubble algae" now... once that stuff gets going, it's relentless.
     
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    shame, but we have to do what we have to do, take rock out and remove it
     
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    The second pic has the same structure but still small
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    you don't have to take rock out completely, just hold the piece with algae out of water & scrape off...
     
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    That looks like a goniopora skeleton, I could be mistaken...
     
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    maybe just going to brake the rock, put the bubble in my hitch hiker tank.

    The best info I got on the net was wild encrusting montipora
     
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    the best to describe is the polyps looks like this acropora polyps
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    How big is this tank, I've tried removing bubble algae, it always grows back. Even with low nutrients they still pop up everyone. Luckily tangs love it. Mine go crazy for it, I've got some in my frag tank and I put rocks covered in it into my main tank as a treat.
     
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    110cmLx50cmWx50cmH

    Will receive next week a purple tang:p
     
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    Good luck with the fish, mine is evil.
     
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