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Nuisance Diatoms & Slime Algae

Solving a nuisance brown/golden (diatom), red/black, blue-green slime (cyanobacteria), or brown slime (dinoflagellate) algae problem is not as difficult as it may seem. Learn all about what makes these organisms grow, what steps you can take to control outbreaks of these so-called microalgaes and get rid of them.
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Phosphates in Your Saltwater Aquarium
Phosphates are in almost everything, including your marine aquarium. While phosphates don't normally affect the fish in your saltwater aquarium, elevated levels promote algae (particularly hair algae) growth and can have a detrimental affect on the corals in your tank.

A Simple Cure For Brown Algae in your Saltwater Aquarium
Curing Brown Algae in your Saltwater Aquarium. An easy, inexpensive method of getting rid of Brown Algae in your marine aquarium.

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FAQ - How Do I Get Rid of Red Slime Algae? A solution and quick cure for Red Slime Algae in a saltwater aquarium. - How Do I Get Rid of Red Slime Algae? A solution and quick cure for Red Slime Algae in a saltwater aquarium.

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FAQ - How Do I Get Rid of Brown Algae? - Here is the solution for getting rid of Brown Algae - How Do I Get Rid of Brown Algae?

Nuisance Diatoms & Slime Algae
Solving a nuisance brown/golden (diatom), red/black, blue-green slime (cyanobacteria), or brown slime (dinoflagellate) algae problem is not as difficult as it may seem. Learn all about what makes these organisms grow, what steps you can take to control outbreaks of these so-called microalgaes and get rid of them.

Top Red Slime Algae Removers
If you are you having a persistent problem with red slime algae in your saltwater aquarium or reef tank, here are our top pick remedies that can be used to eliminate this nuisance algae when all else has failed to do so. As with any product one chooses to use, read and follow the instructions for usage as directed.

Red Slime Algae (Cyanobacteria)
Red Slime Algae (Cyanobacteria) is one of the ugliest afflictions that can over run your marine aquarium in a matter of days. Once it is understood, it isn't really all that hard to get rid of.

About Brown/Golden Diatom Algae
From your About Guides Featured Articles, not an algae at all, but diatoms, learn about what makes these organisms grow, and the many solutions you can put into action to eliminate this problem in your aquarium.

Brown/Golden Diatom Algae Photos
Wondering what brown or golden diatom algae looks like? This page from your Guides pictures this type of algae in various stages of growth.

Red Slime Algae Photos
Wondering what red slime algae looks like? This page from your Guides pictures this type of algae in two stages of its growth.

About Reef Tank Janitors - Hermit Crabs
Your About Guides give an overall profile on hermit crabs in general as good scavengers, things to consider before buying one, and which types are considered to be some of the best algae eating reef tank janitors.

About Reef Tank Janitors - Marine Snails
Your About Guides profile marine snails of the Gastropoda class, and which species are considered to be some of the best algae eating reef tank janitors to have.

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