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How to Control Algae in a Saltwater Aquarium
I know we've covered this topic many times, but algae in the marine aquarium is such a persistent problem, that this bears repeating. Some of it is good, while others can become a real problem if left unchecked. To help keep your algae under control, today we will look at how to control algae in a saltwater aquarium.... (READ MORE)
- Tags: Algae, Algae Control, How to get rid of hair algae, how to increase purple algae, How to lower nitrates, how to lower phosphates
Live Rock Hitchhikers.... The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!
Live rock is basically old pieces of reef that is broken up into aquarium sized pieces and is used for decoration and filtration in reef and saltwater aquariums. Often times the live rock is shipped directly from a collection facility to your local retailer, and then made available to you. This fresh live rock is almost guaranteed to have "hitchhikers" on it, little marine critters living in and on the rock. Some of these hitchhikers are beneficial to your ref, but others can quickly become a nuisance. To help you identify the most common live rock hitchhikers, we have complied...
- Tags: aiptasia, algae, Bristleworms, Copepods, Crabs, Hitchhikers, Live Rock, Mini Brittle Stars, Nudibranchs, Shrimp, Snails, Sponges