Help identify this algae

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  1. Joshua Huff

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    Can someone give me a little input of this algae I have growing? It is difficult to scrub off, very attached to the rock.[​IMG]
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    I am awful at picture ID from photos but my concern is that it is bryopsis. Does it look like fern leaves?

    Hopefully someone else in #reefsquad can help.
     
  3. Joshua Huff

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    No it is single strands but it does not seem as long as green hair algae and it really sticks to the rocks, I'm just going buy what I have seen green hair algae look like online.
     
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    Moved to nuisance algae forum
     
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    Looks like green turf algae to me, but please wait for some eyes as I'm not an algae expert.
     
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    ^^ This is what it looks like to me as well.
     
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    My tank has this also
     
  8. Joshua Huff

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    Thank you all for helping identify this, Any experience with removing it? I have had 2 Emerald crabs with no success of long term survival. I am not sure why really my parameters have been very stable. I may try again not that I have this much for one to eat on.
     
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    What about the bubble that shows on the chalice in the second photo? It has recently appeared and i have seen this in others tanks, but not sure what it is.
     
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