Please help ID this green "leaves"

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  1. Cabrinha

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    Hi Guys, on my one piece of live rock this green leaves is growing out of control. What is it & what can i do to get rid of it? thanks!

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  3. Albert Terego

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    That looks like Halimeda to me. I'd leave it be.
     
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    It's Halimeda leave it.
     
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    Should i leave it and just break it off when it gets too long?
     
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    That will be fine .
     
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    its a great macro algae to have
    keep an eye on Calcium as it does consume it in small quantities
     
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    I would be more worried about that xenia growing on the rock. That stuff is a nightmare to get rid of.
     
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    That xenia started off with like only one "hand", scary how quickly it grows:eek:
     
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    Yeah I started with a pice the size of a R2 coin and it spread all over my rocks. I eventually had enough and scoured it off the rocks.....then it grew back.

    I found the best way to keep it is to take the rock it is on and bury it in your sand so just the polyps are sticking out. It makes a nice roundish bush then and you can remove it easily when it starts to spread. You can also bury little rocks next to it then and new pieces will attach to them and you can trade them or whatever.
     
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    Guys how can i get rid of the Halimeda? It really is growing out of control now.
     
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    Give to Reefers...some will give their right arm for some Macro Algae..:thumbup:
     
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    and a leg :whistling:
     
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    ..:005:..don't I know it..:p I wouldn't mind some "green"..all I've got is 3 different kinds of red Macro Algae..:blush:
     
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    lol @belindamotion you are close to the ocean... i am sure you can get some green ones there too:lol:
     
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    You can just pull it off manually if it's getting out of control. It's one of the easiest species to keep in check.
     
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    not if you can't swim...:p
     
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    :eek: ya no dont go in there.. will see if i can find some for you next time i go down then:thumbup:
     
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    :thumbup:..hee hee Thanks...you'r a STAR..:)
     
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    Always a pleasure:thumbup:
     
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