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Old 02-10-2014, 05:02 PM   #1
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Red stick looking thing

Any idea what this stuff is on my zoas? It's only on the rock that the zoas came on and doesn't seem to bother them.

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Maybe some type of macro. It looks cool
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Maybe this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gracilaria ?

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Looks like it to me. If not extremely close.
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I have this stuff in my tank as well. Get it off of any/all coral you have. Put it in the sump. Put it against your back glass, it will grow up it. But it has the ability to choke out coral and has been a pain in my rear on anything I didn't catch it on early.
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No sump in my tank. Whats the best way to pull it without disturbing the surrounding zoas?

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Just pull it off. Glue it to a small rock and put it in your display to enjoy.
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I just did my weekly PWC, and this stuff is a major PITA to remove...slimy and when I pull it off, only one or two strands at a time came off. Without killing the zoas, is there a way to do a mass culling of this stuff? I was able to get maybe half of it off... (FWIW, my 'trAtes are 0.2 and phosphates are 0.00)
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Slimy? That's odd... I guess you could cut it and glue over it or something... but I always think algae like that is a good idea and should be kept.
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It might be my big fingers getting slime from the zoas or something...who knows. Either way, I was expecting it to come off in one large mat, not little pieces.

It was starting to really encroach on the zoas, so I want to keep it in check.
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