ID this Macro Algae

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  1. Filthy Mcnasty

    Filthy Mcnasty

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    Hi guys

    the below has been growing in the tank over the last few weeks and the pace at which its been growing has really picked up in the last two weeks.

    is it good or bad?

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    Grape Caulerpa

    Any tang will clear it out quickly. If you want to keep it then you must move it to your sump.
     
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    Filthy Mcnasty

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    thanks Riaan,

    would an emerald crab help keep it in check?
     
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    Can rather use it as nutrient export. Let it grow and then weekly trim it, removing some of it and throw it away or give it to a fellow reefer.
     
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    Filthy Mcnasty

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    ok cool, thanks
     
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    I would be interisted in you wanna through it away plse:blush:
     
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    Please take caution when keeping these,

    They can grow very quick, and they embed roots very deep in rock, so once it spreads,

    It's very difficult to remove them from your LR.

    It will best be kept in your sump or refugium if you have one.
     
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    I will never have it anywhere near me tank ever again. Check out the pics in my album of my tank after caulerpa take over.
     
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    Filthy Mcnasty

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    will be removing today. luckily its only one one small iece of rock but its stretching out trying to catch elswhere.
     
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