Archive for the Algae Category

An Algae Reducer And Oxygenator?

An Algae Reducer And Oxygenator?

Ah, now the picture above is the way we should feel when we view our aquariums: peaceful, relaxing, colourful and any other fitting words that can be thought of. Many aquarists do get this, including myself. Just sitting and looking, a great stress destroyer. Maintenance becomes more

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I Didn’t Want Any Algae – Not The Nasty Stuff Anyway

I Didn’t Want Any Algae – Not The Nasty Stuff Anyway

  The marine aquarist builds and stocks the aquarium to produce a beautiful and absorbing picture, lovely fish gliding among wonderful corals. It seems simple enough. After a while when the aquarium is well established, stable and particularly where live rock has been used algae appear. This

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A Question About Algae

Algae could be the aquarist’s friend and at the same time an enemy, it all depends on what type it is. A question arose recently about algae and my immediate reaction was ‘Oh no, not again, algae!’’ In fact it wasn’t so bad. The question came from

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My Lovely Algae

Algae to an aquarist often mean trouble. It is one of the continuing ‘don’t wants’ of the aquarium. Hair algae, slime algae, yuk, no thanks! Then there’s the algae that’s purposely grown in a sump to aid filtration, usually Caulerpa. The algae referred to here is none

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Algae – Friend Or Foe?

Mention the word ‘algae’ to different marine aquarists and the reaction could be mainly one of two, a look of horror perhaps bordering on panic or a smile and a nod. It all depends. To some aquarists algae is most definitely a foe. These aquarists are, in

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Algae I Didn’t Know Was There!

Today (Sunday) is maintenance day when closer attention is given to the aquarium. During the week it is feeding and when needed a manual water top up. Anyway, as said, maintenance. Maintenance was carried out as usual without any problems. I noticed a coral (a toadstool) was

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The Constituents Of Seawater

The seas and oceans cover the majority of the planet surface. Within those seas the wild reefs have grown and all of their needs are met, be that calcium or whatever. The life on the wild reef has had a very long time to adapt to the

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Diatom Algae

Algae! Now there’s a word that can raise very mixed emotions in a marine aquarist. Even if the aquarist is a newcomer to the hobby, if plenty has been read in research he or she will be aware of the dangers. Of course not all algae’s are

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Does Natural Algae Control Actually Work

At some stage in practically every aquariums life it will become the end result of an algae outbreak. Quite often these outbreaks simply disappear on their own, however on some occasions they simply will not go away and no matter what the aquarist does they simply return.

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Why Do Algae Blooms Occur In The Home Aquarium

Algae blooms can occur at any point in a home aquariums life but normally algae blooms occur during the start of the aquariums life. When the home aquarium is first started everything is new. All the equipment, the sand, the rocks, the water etc are new. The

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