Overall, marine aquarists are a happy lot. It’s not surprising really, the hobby can be quite challenging, is certainly fascinating, and, after a period of just sitting looking at the aquarium, calming.
Unless of course the aquarist notices something that is wrong. Action is quickly taken to put it right. If there is potential to harm the inmates of the aquarium then calming it certainly isn’t.
Mention the word [tag-tec]algae[/tag-tec] to a marine aquarist and often a vision appears of a potentially beautiful reef covered in horrible green hairy stuff, or a mat of dark algae creeping over sand and rocks causing ruin. Then again, perhaps it conjures up a vision of lovely pink encrusting algae. Whatever the picture, this one is different. [Read more]