Professional 15x strength live tank starter nitrifying bioculture for rapidly cycling new marine fish and reef aquaria and brackish aquariums, and for recovering from overcrowding or disasters where the bacteria bed has been damaged or when adding new fish.
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!
Cyanobacteria, or Cyano for short, is not an algae like what many of you might think but is in fact a photosynthetic bacteria that can quickly coat the surfaces inside your tank. Its ugly, prolific and can even out-compete your coral. Here is your guide to preventing this plague and some helpful tips for cleaning it up.
I am sure most of you are familiar with cycling an aquarium. If not, check out this video. Cycling your aquarium is so crucial because it allows time for beneficial bacteria to grow in your aquarium and establish your biological filtration. In this video we are going to discuss biological filtration and provide you with […]
Today we are going to show you how to avoid and eliminate one of the most common reef tank pests: Cyanobacteria, more commonly referred to as Red Slime Algae. Red Slime is one of the most common problems aquarium hobbyists come across. We get hundreds of calls and questions each month from customers asking how […]
COOTIES? Eeoww! Bacteria gets a bad name because of the serious illnesses some of them can cause. But not all bacteria are bad, in fact most are not just good, but critically important for life on Earth. To help understand what role bacteria play in our reef tanks, we are introducing a multi-part series on […]
Have you ever seen the movie Ghostbusters? Do you remember Slimer, the ugly spud-shaped ghost that left a nasty slime trail everywhere it went? While funny in the film, having slime inside your aquarium is no laughing matter. It consumes nutrients in your water, blankets coral and creates an unsightly aquascape. Read How to Get […]
Have you ever seen the movie Ghostbusters? Do you remember Slimer, the ugly spud-shaped ghost that left a nasty slime trail everywhere it went? While funny in the film, having slime inside your aquarium is no laughing matter. It consumes nutrients in your water, blankets coral and creates an unsightly aquascape. Cyanobacteria is classified as a […]
There are few things as visually striking as a perfectly aquascaped reef aquarium. What you don’t see is the thought and work that goes into designing and executing its creation effectively. Within this article, we are going to discuss some of the best tools to help you create your dream aquascape. While this piece is […]
Ozone, when used properly, is one of the best methods of improving water quality. An ozonizer is a piece of equipment which produces ozone that is capable of reducing or possibly eliminating unwanted algae, killing bacteria, algae spores and other harmful pathogens in your aquarium. The addition of ozone will raise an aquarium’s ORP (oxidation […]