Welcome to Part 2 (miss Part 1? click here) in our Aquarium Algae Control video series where we help you identify and tackle some of the peskiest algae that can grow in your aquarium. Now we went over this in the first video but I think it is important to say it again. The first […]
Welcome to part one of our two-part video series about aquarium algae. Our goal with this series is to help you identify the most common types of algae that can plague an aquarium and provide you with a solid game plan to rid your tank of these pesky nuisance. The first part of battling nuisance […]
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.
We all struggle with algae problems in our reef tanks. Algae are an essential part of the aquarium’s food chain and ecosystem. It’s impossible to eliminate algae from our reef tanks but we can take steps to keep algae under control. The idea is to maintain the right natural balance so algae cannot take over […]
While algae seems like a nuisance to most aquarists, it is a natural part of the marine environment, like fish and corals. But why do we sometimes struggle with nuisance algae growth? Is algae control a battle or a balance?
There are various forms of brown algae. Diatom algae is probably the most common source of brown algae. It shows up as a thick film on the glass, sand and rocks. It is a translucent brown/tan, and is common in almost all aquariums to a lesser or greater degree than in your tank. Diatoms, like […]
After being in the hobby for almost 23 years and having kept reef aquaria for most of them, it is still amazing that the most frequently asked question is still how to eliminate problem algae. After trying just about every method for doing this out there really are two simple answers: reduce your bioload and […]
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!
The all new Prime fuge was designed specifically for refugiums to promote faster and more robust growth among your macroalgae.
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.