Need help with identification

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    atexada

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    Can anyone tell me what these two things are on my live rock?

    The first is a red bubbly-like mass and the second is light brown. I just need to know if this is either desirable or undesirable so I can get it out, if it's not ggod.

    Thanks for all the help you all have given me so far!!!
     

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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    The red stuff looks like valonia(a red macro algae) the second pic looks like it might be a sponge of some sort. Id pull the red stuff off personally.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    The red is some sort of algae, maybe valonia, maybe red grape caulerpa, whatever it is specifically, I'd remove it.

    The second, no clue! That sure is weird. Almost like some eggs. Did those just appear like that one day, or have they been slowly growing?
     
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    The red is a red grape algae, a favorite for tangs and very desirable if you keep herbivores. The 2nd I could not quite tell with the picture submitted, try some more pics from different angles, and clarity is very helpful. in the meantime I do not believe you have anything to worry about, but, if it bothers you just take it out. good luck.
     
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