Please ID this? Red/Maroon "bubble" growth on LR

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  1. chas84

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    Hi everyone, can somebody please help me ID this "bubble" growth I have on one of the pieces of LR in my Boyu TL550? it's only growing in one place, at the highest point in the tank. It looks a lot like bubble algae, but looking at other Google images, I can't say for sure.

    Note: I am busy trying get rid of a recent green hair algae outbreak, and one of the things I'm doing to reduce algae is having the lights on for shorter periods of time instead of on in the morning and only switching off at bedtime. Since the "reduced lighting time" this red bubble growth has grown bigger.

    It looks nice, so if it's not harmful I'd prefer to leave it and encourage growth.

    Thanks in advance! Excuse the photo quality though. 37304c823ef824898.jpg
     
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    It does look nice,
    Ive had the green grape Cerlerpa ,,but not seen this coloured bouble.

    I had allot of red Leafy algea growing in my tank untull Thursday, the yellow tang i put in seems to love Any red algea, its all gone now.
     
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    Red bubble algae... vallerisomethingorother... give me a minute..
     
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    Valonia. It can become a serious pest. If I remember correctly bursting those bubbles spreads the problem...
     
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    Thanks guys. My urchin took care of it :)
     

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