Id and possible solution

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  1. djbonney138

    djbonney138 Peppermint Shrimp

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    Hi John, I am not sure where else to turn. I have what I thought was an algae but some other 3reefers were thinking was colonial hydroids. Can you confirm or deny and if so what in your arsenal do you have that could help me eradicate. Thank You
     

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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That does not look like colonial hydroids. I am thinking algae. Good choice to post to John.
     
  4. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    definitively algae, you have some razor caulerpa in there. As for the short wirey red, all I can tell you is it is definitely an algae, and it falls into the ""short wirey red" category. What species would take some time, there are 1000s of species red algae, and most are short and wirey like that. The branching is pretty distinctive and may lead you to a positive ID, but there are so many species that look like that you would likely need a magnifying glass at the least to identify it, probably a microscope.
     
  5. djbonney138

    djbonney138 Peppermint Shrimp

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    Thanks John, I will get busy researching. I just got a new skimmer over the weekend I think will really help me with my excess nutrient problem.