Running a marine aquarium means being on the lookout for trouble. That’s not to say that a marine aquarium is trouble, it simply means that, as with most things, trouble can arise despite the best efforts and diligence of the aquarist.
I’d already found an intruder in my aquarium. It was identified, considered and eventually action taken to control it. This invader was eventually overcome, controlled and nearly eliminated so that it was no longer a problem. Its name was bubble algae, or sailor’s eyeballs (Ventricaria ventricosa).
Peace reigned once again. The reef was splendid, routine maintenance was done, and much quiet observation and appreciation took place. [Read more]