Need an ID and way to treat if bad

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    That is bryopsis. Very difficult to control if it takes a hold in your tank. Try keep your nutrients low. If you pull it off make sure you pull it out with the roots and don't let pieces float in the water.

    There is very little you can do. I have heard that it can be seasonal, but good tank maintenance should keep it's growth at bay.

    Some lettuce slugs of certain species will eat it and if the shoots are very short then sea hares will eat it too.
     
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    Def bryopsis

    If you can remove the rock then toss it, or take it out and boil the rock and try scrape all it off first. I did this method and it worked, yes the rock will become dead but you could sump it and let it cure.
     
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    Unfortunately this isnt possible as then i can just as well shut down the tank. Someone said with raising their mg they got rid of it. My NO3 is below 5ppm, Ca 440, Mg is 1400, ph 8.4, dkh around 10 and PO4 is under 0.1. O yes salinity is at 1.026
     
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    You talking about the bryopsis or the aiptasier?
     
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    im talking about the bryopsis yes.
     
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    Hi Dian had a big bryopsis breakout and also dreaded the worst. Spent almost a full day with syphon and filter sock and plucked and sucked as much of the visible bryopsis I could see and then raised the mg to 1600 for 6 weeks and it went away. When I reduced the mg some small areas of the bryopsis came back so I have increased the mg again and will run a bit longer. So far so good so for my system it seems to have worked.

    Best of luck getting rid of it
     
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    Thank you. With what have you raised it? I have been told about epson salts and then a mg dry supplement
     
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    I use the thrive products, just increased the dose from 20ml daily to 25ml and tested daily until the 1600 mark was achieved and then returned to normal dosing and the same way to bring it down by dropping down to 15ml per day
     
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    Thanks ill get some and try it.
     
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    Use your current mg supplement( as long as it's only mg) and just increase your daily consumption by 10-20% until you get to 1600
     
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    Not using one so ill have to get
     
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