Live rock growths

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  1. KAPNEL

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    I noticed in the beginning with my tank that there were 3 Orange/Redish bubble like growths on my one live rock. Now a month later, there is more and more showing up. Any idea what this is and is it harmful to the tank or not? Here is some photos as well.
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  3. 3dd

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    looks like red bubble algea
     
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    Is that dangerous for the tank?
     
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    take them out now
    Do not pop them either. Especially if they started to go dull and dimply like the ones on the left. Can use a rounded rear end of a teaspoon to gently stick it under them and lift them off.

    Once they spread, they spread...
     
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    Bubble alage is the devil! Remove it ASAP! And like Riaan mentioned, DO NOT POP THEM! If you can, rather take the rock out the tank into a separate tub and try remove it there if possible. Then rinse in new water before returning it to your tank.
     
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    its really not that bad, they do spread, but not that quickly that it cant be controlled and they dont over grow corals. If your parameters are all in line its nothing to worry about.

    Ive had in my tank for a long time and I think they actually look quite nice. No harm in a some diversity....
     
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    Algae is not bad for a tank, unless it is allowed to take over, manage your water and maintain balance!
     
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