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Hi, My tank is 6months old and I started it with half fake reef rock and half live Tampa Bay Saltwater rock and some of their sand. I have some algae issues and not sure of one of them. I think the red bubble looking stuff is
Red Grape - Botryocladia But the other green lettuce looking stuff im not sure of. Any ideas?


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I took out about 75% of them and scrubbed it off. Wasn’t sure if I wanted to do it all or not and risk issues.
 
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Sea lettuce is correct but it also looks like there's some green bubble algae in there
Thanks yes there is some bubble algae as well.
I got some chaeto today for the fuge and hoping to out compete it.

So is the sea lettuce like the red stuff not a “bad” algae? It was listed as reef safe on their hitchhikers page.
 

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Thanks yes there is some bubble algae as well.
I got some chaeto today for the fuge and hoping to out compete it.

So is the sea lettuce like the red stuff not a “bad” algae? It was listed as reef safe on their hitchhikers page.
Yes sea lettuce is the good stuff. Chaeto, sea lettuce, and caulerpa are all good macro algaes
 

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