Please ID these brown fingers

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    What are these, Brownish fingers, about 5cm high. Kind of translucent. Branching into 2 fingers. The cleaner shrimp is not fully grown, medium size, for comparison.
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    Hi Riaan - they are some sort of macro algae..... they are not supposed to be brown - but rather red. Unfortunately, I have some bad news - but, they do look (and sound) like they are busy dying.... they are supposed to be a bright deep/wine red coloration - not translucent brown.....
     
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    Serious!
    They always looked this colour. Actually in the beginning they were lighter. And short like the one in front. They are growing.
    They are quite high in the tank
    And I do have T5 39w 10 000K *4 and 20 000K *2

    I actually like them, and would not want them to be dying...
     
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    Well - Good luck with this, Riaan - do you dose iodine? I have read somewhere that you NEED to dose iodine for red macro algae to thrive,.......
     
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    I only dose Tropic Marine Bio-Strontium and Coral Vital.

    Anybody with a link for more information?
     
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    Riaan,

    You can try the following link to see if you can get a possible ID on the brown macro algae.

    the Algae page
     
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    Awesome info page, Apollo! Thanks for sharing that with us!
     
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    Closest I find are
    Scinaia complanata
    or
    Scinaia sp.
    And I do agree they are a lot more darker and the other a stunning pink.

    Do you guys agree?
     
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    Yip, I agree. :)
     

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