What kind of algae is this?

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    This algae is on a spiny oyster that died but I kept the shell because so many cool things were growing on it. I will later transfer it to my 75 gallon when it is ready but think it might be bad algae. This shell has a nice orange ball sponge that is about 1 1/2 inches on the bottem so for sure would like to keep that. Should I throw out the top or just pick it off if it is bad?
     

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    Does it feel slimy?
     
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    I bet it would feel slmy if I touched it but has a texture like kelp which my urchin will not eat.
     
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    Okay, I know what kind of algae that is, but I can't remember the name off the top of my head. When I get home from work I'll look it up and post it for you! It's not harmful, and probably won't spread quickly. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    okay to put in 75?
     
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    Yeah, if you can keep it from spreading.
     
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    looks like a different species to me. the inconspicuous root/holdfast structure makes me think it will be invasive
     
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