I'm having a problem with a few types of red algae.Through searching the algae page i think i have them identified as a few Gracilaria (sp) and Galaxaura (sp) im want to know if there is anyway to rid my DT of this algae via fish, inverts.......
Gracilaria is supposed to be quite palatable to fish and humans. It can be used for nutrient export. You could yank out clumps and sell it to people or your LFS. I hear that tangs love the stuff. It does well with lots of water movement.
Galaxaura is an ornamental, heavily calcified rhodophyte. You could probably sell this one too. In fact I would appreciate some! Does best with temperate water flow and moderate to bright light.
I have some what i belive to be Solieria robusta as well.As far as the Galaxaura is concerned you may have some if you like.I have it growing in refugium and display.Ill take some more photos today on the Solieria robusta.
from your picture its difficult to get a clear picture of the branching and growing pattern, not that I can really determine it from the references i found anyhow! it does appear to be a red algae, it sort of looks like ochtodes, which does come in blue-purpleish colours. But I may be biased since I've been searching for ochtodes for quite some time. from the second picture it really looks similar.
here is a picture of it http://wetwebfotos.com/usermedia/high/2/2_26.jpg
Recently I read that sea urchins are great consumers of algae, even calcified ones.
To be honest I would like a little bit of all of them! =)