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Algae Propagation, Control Information, and Pictures

There are many varieties of brown, green, and red algae an aquarist will deal with during the lifetime of their saltwater aquarium. Whether you want to propagate good kinds or get rid of problem ones, browse Bubble, Caulerpa, Coralline, Diatom, Slime, Hair, Halimeda, and other algae categories to learn to identify, cultivate and control both good and bad types of marine algae or seaweeds.
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Defining Macro and Micro Algae
Macroalgae and Microalgae are common in saltwater aquariums. The differences between the two are quite distinct as are their effect on the aquarium.

Control Algae in a Saltwater Aquarium
Nuisance algae in a marine aquarium can quickly get out of hand if it is not treated. There are some simple things that you can do to control the algae in your saltwater aquarium.

Reef Tank Janitors
Learn what reef tank janitors are, what beneficial tasks they perform, and what types of saltwater Hermit Crabs and Snails make the best algae eaters. Hermit Crabs and Snails make the best algae eaters.

Red Algae (in the Division Rhodophyta) in a Marine Aquarium
Red algae in a marine aquarium. This algae is actually a "good" type of red algae (not the red slime variety). Red algae is often grown in sumps and refugiums to provide nutrition for a number of marine herbivores.

Algae Propagation, Control Information, and Pictures
There are many varieties of brown, green, and red algae an aquarist will deal with during the lifetime of their saltwater aquarium. Whether you want to propagate good kinds or get rid of problem ones, browse Bubble , Caulerpa , Coralline , Diatom , Slime , Hair , Halimeda , and other algae categories to learn to identify, cultivate and...

Defining Micro and Macro Algae
When reading information about algae you always see the terms "micro" and "macro" used, but what do these terms mean? First of all, let's take a look at each definition from the American Heritage Dictionary of these three words, starting with algae.

Algae Photos Gallery
Photos of a number of alga types including Brown Algae, Red Algae, Brown\Golden Diaton Algae, Green Algae, Purple/Pink Coralline Algae and Red Slime Alga.

Reef Safe Algae Eaters
Some critters spend all of their time sifting through sand, looking for food. Rock and Glass Cleaners spend their time browsing for algae on the aquarium walls and rocks, preferring to avoid the substrate. Reef Safe Algae Eaters do it without destroying your corals and other tank inhabitants.

Curing Cloudy Aquarium Water
Depending on the cause of the cloudy water, the problem can be either very easy to cure, or require more extensive procedures. Fortunately, the causes of cloudy aquarium water in each case can be determined by the color or tint of the water.

Reef Tank Safe Janitors
"Tank Janitors" are the critters (fish and invertebrates) that crawl and/or swim around the tank, cleaning up the crud (detritus, uneaten food, undesirable microalgae, etc.) that builds up in a saltwater aquarium, disrupting the biological balance and appearance. "Reef Tank Safe" janitors do it without destroying your corals and other tank mates.

How to Grow Coralline Algae
Even if you have nothing but base rock in your tank, growing a healthy, colorful crop of Coralline Algae may not be as difficult as you think. If you already have Coralline growing in your tank, there are a few steps you can take to make it quickly multiply.

Introduction to Green Algae
With more than 7000 green species growing in a variety of habitats of both fresh and saltwater, this makes the Chlorophyta phylum one of the most diverse groups of algae. Learn more about the overall characteristics of photosynthetic alga through this introduction to Chlorophyta, or the green algae group.

Nitrate - A Primary Food Source of Algae
Allowing nitrate to accumulate in a saltwater aquarium goes hand-in-hand with algae problems, as this is a primary food source for many alga forms. Solve the problems with nitrate, then you can prevent nuisance algaes from taking over your aquarium.

Rapid Nitrate Reduction Water Change Method
Stan describes his water change method that can reduce high accumulated nitrate in saltwater aquariums quickly and safely, and includes an animated graphic of the process.

Algae Control in the Marine Aquarium
From the ADMA Handouts page, John H. Tullock writes in great detail about algae and provides a list of suggested methods for eliminating algae problems in a marine aquarium.

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