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Old 03-14-2004, 02:49 AM   #1
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what's this?

this started out really small and has taken off now. does anyone know what it is? macro algae of some sort?
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I don't think it's algae. Looks like something you would want in you tank, wished I had something in my tank like that.
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Old 03-15-2004, 02:56 PM   #3
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thanks, but does anyone know what it is?
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Old 03-15-2004, 05:16 PM   #4
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Could be a type of coral, sponge or foram but it's not like something I have seen before. Does it have a hard surface or soft? It almost looks like it's encrusted with coralline which could mean that it is a variant of bulbous or other type of "macro" coralline.

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here's another picture of it and one of stuff growing on the other piece of rock i bought at the same time. the red one is definately soft to the touch, velvety, and you can almost see through it but not quite. the other one is ribbon-like and very stiff, it starts growing in the slots of the overflow and takes over.
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Old 03-18-2004, 12:59 AM   #6
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I know nothing of sw so I really can't help much. I will say it is pretty and that to me it looks plant like. One of the pictures looks like lichens on a log outside, that's why I kind of think it could be a seaweed type of thing... but then again, I really haven't a clue... someone here is bound to have an idea though... don't get rid of it til we know what it is though...
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i like it too, i won't get rid of it unless it's harmful which i don't think it is.
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does anyone know what the purple-green stuff is? it's starting to grow on a couple places and i'm not sure if it's a good thing or not.
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does anyone know what the purple-green stuff is? it's starting to grow on a couple places and i'm not sure if it's a good thing or not.
Sorry which pic are you refering to. The first one looks like a macro algae surrounded by encrusting sponges. The second I'm still not sure on...

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I don't know what it is either, but I'll second Milipede... it's very pretty.
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