Aquarium Algae Control: Top 10 Algae-Busting Tips

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Having read through this article, I’m impressed with the various algaes covered. However in your prevention section you didn’t once mention making use of RO water – simply put, anybody starting any reef/marine aquarium should start with RO/DI water with TDS reading of zero to make up their new saltwater.
Aquarium algae is one battle all aquarists face
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Some trace levels of algae may be unavoidable in aquatic environments, though at small levels they are not necessarily a bad thing for your aquarium. However, depending on the type of algae and extent of growth, an algal bloom can quickly become a problem. A large bloom can reduce the levels of oxygen in your water, and certain types of algal blooms release chemicals that can be lethal to plants and animals. If you've got an algal bloom on your hands, learning how to remove the existing algae and prevent future blooms can help save your tank and keep your fish strong and healthy. If left unchecked, it can cover the glass, filters, plants, and substrate
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Photo provided by FlickrActually, the title of this article is a bit misleading
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Red algae growing in your saltwater fish tank can be a really problematic issue, both for your plants and fish. Having an aquarium can be really fun and rewarding too, but not when you have an invader taking over the space. Let’s not waste any more time and get right to it. We want to talk about what red algae is, how you can identify it, what causes is, how to prevent it, and how to remove it too. Get ready to say goodbye to that nuisance called red algae. We’re about to destroy it!Red slime algae is a type of cyanobacteria, which behaves like both bacteria and algae. Red slime algae looks reddish-brown in appearance. It tends to show up slowly in small clumps/patches before quickly spreading and covering every part of your aquarium. If you've got red slime algae in your aquarium, you'll need to take quick steps to remove the immediate problem and take precautions to prevent future growth.In this video Fluval expert Tom Sarac provides an excellent overview on the causes of algae along with several tips on how to prevent and reduce algae problems in your aquarium.

Tom Sarac from Fluval provides several considerations and tips on how to help prevent or reduce algae problems in an aquarium environment.

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Please note that we cannot answer questions via this site- please call one of our stores for any queries you may have regarding this video or any other aquatic topic. Thank youAquarium algae control is one of the most frequently discussed topics by people who have fish tanks. Indeed, the control, removal, and prevention of overgrowing aquarium algae is quite tricky for many fish keepers. To solve the algae problem, we must first understand what it is and how it grows.