what macro algae is this?

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  1. Adee

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    Had a few strands of this stuff that came in as a hitch hiker, grows really fast.

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    It looks like it could be some type of Gracilaria.
    Do you have a pic of how its attached to the liverock?
     
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    Yup it could also be Gracilaria
     
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    thanks for the link NJ.

    sort of hooks itself onto substrate, but also free floats

    judging from some of the descriptions, seems close to Acanthophora spicifera (spiny seaweed)
     
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