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TDEVIL

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hello all

well, i have been trying to figure this thing out for a while now, starting to get ues to the cam so i got some pics, it is only about 1/4" tal, it came on the LR when i bought it a long time ago, it was about 2" tall but a pwr head fell on it (i tape them now) and after that it seems to be growing back towards the LR
at first i thought it was some kinda softie, but i see algae on the same rock that looks a lot like it, it is soft and kinda fuzzy but hard at the same time, red color, i cant remember the name of the algae, but the rock has a few patches on it, and it has been there since the begining also, it is on either marshal isl or fiji LR

tia

TD
 

TDEVIL

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here it is loking up, sorry for the blurry pic, i cant clean the glass that far down (long story ;))

TD
 

NaH2O

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Hmmm...TD. Does its appearance change at all? Meaning, it doesn't appear to have polyps? I would say it is some form of algae - possibly. Let me do some digging and I'll see what I can come up with. When you say it's hard at the same time, do you mean it feels like it has a skeleton? Or are you feeling rock under it? Hmmm....I'll think about this one
 

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NaH2O said:
Hmmm...TD. Does its appearance change at all? Meaning, it doesn't appear to have polyps? I would say it is some form of algae - possibly. Let me do some digging and I'll see what I can come up with. When you say it's hard at the same time, do you mean it feels like it has a skeleton? Or are you feeling rock under it? Hmmm....I'll think about this one
thanks Nikki
when i said it is hadr and soft, i ment that its soft, but hard enough to break it, it is a bit bendy, kinda like a hard flower stem
i havent seen any polyps , on it or the other spots
here is a pic of it that i got while taking one of my blenny, if it helps anymore, it is on the right side and another nub rught below his butt fin, the thing in the pics above is out of the shot at the right bottom corner
i will also try to get a macro (or as close as i can) if that will also help, this thing is only around a 1/4" tall, so a macro bight be a bit hard to do, but i will try ;) waiting on the batteries to charge (i got some new corals and used up the batt taking pics)

TD
 

TDEVIL

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Montanarocknreefer said:
I believe I have some very small versions of that as well. I think it may be some species of algae. I never did worry about it and it has not been a bother.:)
yeh, im not worried about it but it has been driving me crazy to figure out what it is ;)

i have also been told to look at some sponges, but not sure if that is what it is, i still think it is some type of algae

TD
 

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sorry if this is driving people crazy seeing this ;), i will through a pic of an acro that i just got ;)

this is as close as i can get with the lens that i have

TD
 

TDEVIL

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here is a pic of the new acro to break so that i dont feel like i am getting on you nerves ;)

td
 

NaH2O

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TD....Have you tried to rub it off or turkey blast it? Does it have bubbles on it? I thought it looked like there might be a couple. Could possibly be cyano covered corraline....just throwing out some thoughts right now.
 

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NaH2O said:
TD....Have you tried to rub it off or turkey blast it? Does it have bubbles on it? I thought it looked like there might be a couple. Could possibly be cyano covered corraline....just throwing out some thoughts right now.
cant really rub it off, and it does not have any bubles either, that is sand from the flow redoing the sand bed from the recent rescape of the tank, every time i blow it off w/ the blaster it is back in a few minutes ;)

i wish the pwr head didnt fall on it, so it would be a bit larger and i could get a better pic

i thank you for trying, Nikki, but i dont want you to drive yourself crazy, i have done that enough for the both of us, lol ;), i have been trying for a while, when i have been helping others i would also look for myself, since dec of 2002
i havent been tryin all that hard, but i have been looking and i am starting to adjust to the idea of not knowing
URO= unidentified reef object ;)

thanks again

TD
 

horge

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Hi.

Most filamentous red algae (like that red turf you have) can usually be identified only with microphotographs. I wouldn't sweat it, provided it isn't spreading aggressively.

:D
 
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