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Old 06-23-2017, 08:56 PM   #1
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Red Bubble Algae? Rhodophyte?

The red thing...
Is this a good kind of thing or a bad one and what is it?

It is like petals almost and not like a bubble but gel like texture.

There is a tiny one in the rear of the tank and this one after I bumped the small one and it broke during a water change.

Since it grew at a good rate I am suspecting a pest. It was a darker red and the one in the back is darker red.

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Macro algae is still macro algae. It's good unless it falls apart, releasing nutrients into the water.
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don't think I have seen any reds macro's that look like that , the closest I could find was red sea lettuce . but that don't look like a match either .
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Couldn't find anything looking like that either. It seems attractive. I will just see how it does. If it turns into a overpopulating mess, I will be sure to share the information . Today I trimmed it and it is in 2 spots presently.

A couple days ago, while reading, there were a couple articles referring to the kind of Bubble algae which was in that family but a good one not a nuisance. (not a bubble like variety) After checking I didn't really see any info on it but was busy with several things and didn't get to dig too deep.
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Couldn't find anything looking like that either. It seems attractive. I will just see how it does. If it turns into a overpopulating mess, I will be sure to share the information . Today I trimmed it and it is in 2 spots presently.

A couple days ago, while reading, there were a couple articles referring to the kind of Bubble algae which was in that family but a good one not a nuisance. (not a bubble like variety) After checking I didn't really see any info on it but was busy with several things and didn't get to dig too deep.
I took the one you gave me to animal Attraction and Aaron, the owner said it's called dragon's breath and it's a good algae unless it overgrows something you don't want it to overgrow and has it in one of his display tanks but his is the dark red you were describing.
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Found it
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Nemastoma gelatinosum

Wow, thank you so much for checking it out!!! That is so cool. I am happy it is a good one.... Also hoping it isn't an over producer.

Yay!

It is very Gelatinous, a great word to describe it, hahaha!
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I think the one in the back of the tank is darker, maybe gets more flow better minerals/?? That bigger size in the pic at the beginning of the thread is the one I trimmed mostly.

Next time I get prepared SW from the lfs, I will get the other lfs's they use Red Sea salt mix which I have gathered from reading might have more minerals??? I can't remember what the differences were but I know some reef keepers like it better.

It is pretty far away. Perhaps I need to start mixing my own salt water someday in the future.
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Right, lol. It is very lovely. I love looking at it and watching all the tiny brittle stars. Thank you so much.
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Right, lol. It is very lovely. I love looking at it and watching all the tiny brittle stars. Thank you so much.
You are very welcome!

Loving that you can appreciate them too. Here, I am the only one really geeking out over that stuff

Now that I am not going to be scared of that red MA I will be excited to watch it grow!
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