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Sean
01/22/2000, 11:47 AM
Frisco,
Looks like Chondrus crispus to me....usually C.crispus is more "bushy" than the pic in question but if it's just starting to grow it could be single stalks of C.crispus. Could also be Rhodymenia pseudopalmata if your LR is from the Gulf of Mexico or Florida?
More than likely it's Chondrus sp. HTH

Sean

Pikaboo
01/22/2000, 10:18 PM
Hey bud.

If it's what I think it is... It might be what some people are selling them as Tang Heaven. I'm not sure though. I do see Nippon and also the 6th ave aquarium selling a rock that has that algea growing on them for around $20... I do have some in my tank.. it's not bad in my opinion.

Frisco
01/22/2000, 10:42 PM
I had some algae sprout in my desk tank after about 1.5 years. I'm not too up on algae identification, so what is it?

http://members.xoom.com/FriscoReef/red_algae.htm
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Sean
01/28/2000, 08:43 PM
Frisco,
Couldn't remember the URL for this site when I posted my response to your post but here it is anyway:
http://seaweed.ucg.ie/seaweed.html
Click on pic's of seaweeds
Pretty sure it's C. crispus

Later

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horge
01/29/2000, 03:53 AM
I agree that it could be carrageenan. But the pre-bulb form of Botryocladia (skottsbergii or Red 'Valonia' if you will), or even the Gracilaria mentioned by Pikaboo can look like that too. Heck, there's a lot of others that could fit the bill this early on.

I'd probably keep a close eye on it and post another pic when it grows into a more identifiable size.

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Steve Richardson
01/29/2000, 08:49 AM
from that picture, I dont think it looks like Gracilaria, which has more of a fine, branching, rounded stalk.

guessing,

-Steve