Red sponge/algae taking over reef

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jacksin

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I have a red encrusting growth that is taking over my tank. Algae? Sponge? Something else?
it is spreading everywhere and needs to be scrapped with a stiff brush to remove. It creates a pinkish cloud when scrapped. It does not come off in pieces or chunks. It is chocking off a green stylo coral from the bottom up.
Tank is 5+ yrs old and has not had any fresh live rock added. Frags, snails, an urchin and chaeto have been only additions. The only small urchin I could find locally was a pencil. He doesn’t appear to be eating it.
Not sure how long it’s been around. Initially thought it was dark coralline, but I’ve never heard of coralline taking over and killing a coral.
I’ve posted on R2R, asked some of the top coral vendors and unfortunately haven’t found anyone who knows what this is or has dealt with it
#reefsqaud

thanks

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