Help identify this red algae

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  1. Bob F

    Bob F Bristle Worm

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    image.jpg Could you help identify this algae. Seems to be growing fast. If so is it a problem? I think it looks cool. It accasionally breaks off and floats around but pretty much stays attached to rock. image.jpg
     
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  3. sandy

    sandy Bristle Worm

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    Beautiful Algae ;)
     
  4. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    Red Bush Algae (Ornamental gracilaria sp.)
     
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    chris adams Purple Tang

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    maybe Gracilaria Hayi..
     
  6. AnotherMike

    AnotherMike Fire Worm

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    Looks like halymenia that is getting to much light to me.
     
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  9. Bob F

    Bob F Bristle Worm

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    Thanks all, I was thinking halymenia floridana but to be honest looking at all the different types there are and some look so similar it is hard to tell. More importantly, I was hoping it would not cause any future problems. I actually love the way it looks in tank so want to leave it
     
  10. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    Yes very difficult to match that 1 exact. Unfortunately the same type has 14 different names on the internet.. kind of a crap in crap out type of database.. I think you are pretty safe with that and if you need to cut it back someone with tangs could probably use it.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Better than the bubble algae!
     
  12. Bob F

    Bob F Bristle Worm

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    Yea the bubble algae has been there from the beginning. It never got out of control and stays only in some spots. Tried all the usual suggestions and just can't totally eliminate it. Funny how when the red stuff started growing it appears the bubble algae is deminishing not sure due to competition for nutrients or shading. Either way I don't particularly care. Who knows maybe the new red cool stuff will take over bad stuff
     
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