What Kind of Macro?

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  1. whippy

    whippy Sailfin Tang

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    I'm sorry that I cannot get a picture of it. Everytime I try it's just way too blurry so maybe you guys can assist me with just a description?

    The macro that I found in the tank is shaped like a spade or maybe a diamond with rounded side points. It's green and does not look calcified or anything and is flapping in the current.
    I tried to find a similar pic online with no luck.

    I know that I have red kelp growing but I just cannot find an image similar to the green macro I have.

    I would guess at juvenile caulerpa however it is nowhere near fern-like.


    If not then I will try sometime this week to borrow someones camera.
     
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  3. johnmaloney

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    branches? flat fan shape? texture?
     
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    Flat spade shape, smooth, no branches, just sprouting from a dark spot on the LR
     
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    I know, my superior paint skills are amazing :shifty:


    Its pretty small, maybe the size of a corn kernel

    I also have some aquamarine colored algae growing on a rock, looked in the "nuisance algae" area and didn't see it. Very pretty though?
     
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    Could it be the begining of Caulerpa Prolifera maybe? It's tough without a picture, I can't really even say that Caulerpa prolifera is a good guess without a picture. It could even be a species of Ulva.
     
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    I'm leaning more toward ulva because it is a big enough specimen that I would see the telltale caulerpa ridges. I do however think I have some caulerpa. I have some tiny serrated algae growing.... Makes me wonder if I should pluck the serrated macro while I still can.....?
     
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    pull off one "leaf"....put it in a shallow dish with enough tank water to cover it....then take a pic
     
  12. whippy

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    I'll try to borrow a camera. My camera lost it's life while following my intake manifold/top end tear-down and rebuild.