Plaese Help ID MacroAlgae

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  1. jvdwalt

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    Hi,

    I bought this macro algae for my refugium, but I don't know what it is. Can someone help me identify it please?

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    Very nice, if you want to trim down please donate me some...:p
     
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    :) Will do, thanks
     
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    From where did you buy it from?
     
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    I bought it from Exotic Aquariums and Pets
     
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    Looks like Maiden's Hair Algae (Chlorodesmis)
     
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    Thanks @Visser I think you're right it is Maiden's Hair.
     
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    Thanks

    Thank you for all the help everyone.
     
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    Pleasure.
    Its a lovely algae to keep as all herbivorous creatures will eat it!
     
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    I thought maidens hair had finer leaves than the one in the pic for id.
     
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    Looks more like one of the non-curly species of Chaetomorpha to me. C. aerea perhaps.
     
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    Hmmm, could be.
    I have seen some in a LPS in brits a while ago, but the fish that was in the same tank quickly consumed it.
    Will have a look in my books.
     
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    The Guy in the shop mentioned something about it being a needle ???, but I can't find anything online.
     
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