What is this pink carpet stuff that is taking over my tank?!

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    R3verb Time to add some coral!

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    Hey all,

    What is this pink carpet coral? I though it was GSP but haven't been able to find any GSP that is this pink color!! It's taking over my tank! I like it but I want to get it off of the rocks where my other corals are. I have only heard of people boiling their rocks until everything on the rock dies and then putting it back in the tank. Good idea? Thanks for you help!

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    Big K

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    Just how fast is that growing?
     
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    R3verb Time to add some coral!

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    It's moved off that rock and onto everything else in probably 6 months to a year.
     
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    Never seen anything like it but it doesn't look good. Can you tell if its plant life?
     
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    It looks like browned out star polyps to me. They would grow across the sand bed.
     
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    R3verb Time to add some coral!

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    Looking like pink star polyps. The picture makes it a bit more brown that pink but it's fairly pink in real life. Ok so now the question is, how to I kill it off the rocks I don't want it on? I'm not too worried about losing everything on the rocks that it's already on, I just don't want it to spread any more. Any ideas?
     
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    All the rock needs to be pulled. That stuff doesn't die easy.
     
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