Really live rock

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    Colin

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    Can any one tell me what the pink and the white things are and are the brown things Zoanthids? Is the red bubble algae and is it bad or ok?
     

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    They are similar to zoanthids.
    Protopalythoa commonly called button polyps.

    Bubble algae is considered bad.Emerald crabs and maybe some other invert may consume them.You also can manually remove them,avoid bursting the bubble.It will just help make them spread.

    You also have what looks like a little leather,maybe a toadstool.It's hard to tell for certain since it's so small.definitely a leather,nice score.
     
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    You also have pest anemones(aiptasias) in the background.You will want to kill them ASAP.
     
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    Did you get some new bi-focals Reef? :mrgreen:
    Cause it took me a full 5 minutes to find that aiptasia.:shock:
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    +1 Reef.:D
     
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    Yeah I have been dealing with the aiptasia thats how I came across all these guys.
     
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    Wow you scored on your LR. With the exception of the aiptasia at least.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    People pay good money for those corals! Nice! The pests (aiptasia and algae) are a small price to pay for those nice hitch hikers.
     
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    I cant wait for them to grow up and see what kind they turn out to be.
     
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    It's hard to miss them Yote.You want to borrow my coke bottle glasses?:D

    Alot of life on those live rock Colin,congrats.
     
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