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    ID: some algae

    Howdy, fish folks.

    I've got this growing attached to a rock in my frag tank.

    http://www.dna.ca/aquarium/algae-sm.jpg

    http://www.dna.ca/aquarium/algae.jpg

    It came in attached to a frag. I can't remember which one. I'm not sure what it is. The branches are quite rigid.

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    is it semi-transparent? , unsegmented?


    it looks like a type of bubble algae called Valonia utricularis
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    is it semi-transparent? , unsegmented?
    Yes, and yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    it looks like a type of bubble algae called Valonia utricularis
    That it does. Thanks.

    Like I said...it was on a piece of coral. Growing from the base. I can't remember which one or where it came from. I broke it off before I put the coral into my tank and just left it in the frag tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrhd View Post
    That it does. Thanks.
    no problem :b6:
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    That's some crazy looking algae you have there!
    Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YukonChick View Post
    That's some crazy looking algae you have there!
    It's weird alright. I wasn't sure what it was so I tore it off the piece that was going into my tank and stuck it to a rock to see what it did. IT just keeps growing. I guess if it is a type of bubble I should send it down the universal drain at some point.

    Hank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a4twenty View Post
    is it semi-transparent? , unsegmented?


    it looks like a type of bubble algae called Valonia utricularis
    Nice ID a4twenty!!
    Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated!

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    Here's an update on the crazy bubble thing. I've just left it alone in my frag tank. There's a few frags up there, lots of green star polyps, some chaeto, and a small tomato clown. This bubble thing is really growing.

    http://www.dna.ca/aquarium/bubble-sm.jpg

    http://www.dna.ca/aquarium/bubble.jpg

    I think it's kind of cool.

    Hank.
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    That stuff is very cool!
    Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated!

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    it does look interesting, it hasn't appeared to spread off the original rock and it must be using excess nutrients to grow.
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