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What is one of the colors on a clownfish? (hint there is a clownfish on the CR logo in the top left corner of the page.)

Red (junk)

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  1. #1
    lemonyx - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Apr 2010
    Pacific NW

    Default Red (junk)

    Starting to get this red stuff growing all over the tank, it's short like stubble beard and hard to brush off (I used a wire brush)

    Any ideas

    junk - Red (junk)

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    I've had that algae before (I called it red turf algae...not sure what it really is) and it is hard to get rid of. I think turbos and hermits will eat it, but it's not their first choice. If it's not too late to contain it, I would just remove the rock or two that is effected. If it's spread that much, I think cleanup crew reinforcements are in order.

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    ReeferRob - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I have a rock in my tank that is doing the same thing. I bought two turbos the other day and they mowed it down to next to nothing, but then both showed up dead 2 weeks later. The algea has come back.
    I've had success with in the past with the CoralRX on some HA.
    Im gonna have to get more aggressive with my approach for sure.
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
    "If it's gonna be that kinda party, Ima stick my ........ in the mashed potatoes!"-Beastie Boys

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    +1 on the red turf algea!

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    lemonyx - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Apr 2010
    Pacific NW


    Yeah, Got several scarlet hermits and will be getting some Mexico turbos to help with the battle.

    It's on the foam rock wall in several places - so it's in there. This will be a good excuse to the wife about upgrading to the 200gal

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