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does anybody have any ideas on what would possibly eat this? is this one of those algae that nobody likes to eat.:( my Kole tang does not like it (not surprising), my Mag. foxface does not like it either (somewhat surprising). i can allays take a load to the LFS and throw it in their tanks, but i would like an idea on where to start.

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very christmasey looking pic there. Makes me think of tons of Ivy for mistletoe or something.
 

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Ohhh Man Geoff your screwed. That crap is the scorge of my tank. I have been fighting it for 3 years and have lost every battle I ever tried. I even pulled every single rock out of my tank and 4 of us tweezered for hours to remove it. I then threw it in dark drums for 5 week (no light at all) guess what, right back and in full bloom. I am a firm believer that this stuff will survive a nuclear holocost. Alice said her Rabbitfish eats it, so she is going to bring it up for me. I hope. I pull out a white garbage bag once a month of this crap. This stuff emmits Alleochemicals(sp?) and will screw up your corals (trust me on this one). That and it has the most aggressive holdfasts I have ever seen.




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well, that is not what i wanted to hear.:( i guess i can try and starve the foxface for a couple of days and see if it becomes interested.:)

no kidding on the holdfasts.:mad:

does it go sexual? just wondering my time frame on this stuff.

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Sorry Geoff I wish I could tell ya different. Yep it goes sexual. But the worst is that the more you harvest it (no matter how you do it) it comes back ten times worse. I have been pretty lucky in my reefing life time when it came to pests, but i tell ya I almost took out all the rock and boiled it over this one. Thier are a few folks on the board that have played with this stuff in my tank, I am sure they dont have much good to say either.

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hmm...that is what I have in my tank, and it has never been terrible. My LFS takes it from me. I prefer feather caluerpa, but I am out. :(
 
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