Filtering your tank using “algae to fight algae” has gained popularity in recent years. In Part 2 of a multi-part series, we discuss the pros and cons of buying an algae scrubber vs. building one. This guest post was researched and written by our friends at Santa Monica Filtration.
The long-term solution to cyano and algae is adding competing bacteria back into your aquarium that will consume nutrients and then removing those organisms, thereby removing the nutrients from the system. It’s not as hard as it sounds!
Your algae magnet is essential and is one of the most frequently used tools on your tank This is the exact reason you should choose an algae magnet that is suitable for your tank!
The all new Prime fuge was designed specifically for refugiums to promote faster and more robust growth among your macroalgae.
The idea behind a reef tank refugium is to provide an isolated environment, separate from the main aquarium for the cultivation of macroalgae, live foods and biological denitrification.
Filtering your aquarium by using “algae to fight algae” has gained popularity in recent years. In Part 1 of a multi-part series, we’ll learn the history of algae scrubbers from the 1970s to today. This guest post was researched and written by our friends at Santa Monica Filtration.
Growing coralline algae is one of the most discussed topics among reef aquarists. But here’s some good news: there is no magic formula or aquatic voodoo. Growing coralline algae is quite easy—and here’s what you need to know!
We ask how algae scrubbers work, what the benefits are, how scrubbers compare to reactors and refugiums, what types of fish eat the algae harvested in a scrubber, and a whole lot more. Learn about algal filtration!
Julian Sprung is one of our favorite writers about all things aquaria. He co-founded a company you probably know called Two Little Fishies in 1991 to publish books about the hobby and create practical products many of us at Marine Depot use every day on our tanks.
For the past decade, Bryan from Santa Monica Filtration has been perfecting his algae turf scrubbers so hobbyists can achieve natural macroalgal filtration like you’ll find in the world’s oceans, reefs, rivers, and lakes.