- published: 26 Feb 2013
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Algae, just like other photosynthetic organisms, requires three things to grow: Water, light and nutrients. Obviously in an aquarium, reducing availability of water is impossible but we can limit the other factors contributing to algae growth. Generally when dealing with algae it’s not normally just one factor contributing to its’ spread, but a combination, identifying these factors and changing them will inhibit algae growth. BUY TEST KITS(affiliate): NITRATE:http://amzn.to/2ocULRl PHOSPHATE: http://amzn.to/2oEAvcs SUPPORT ME ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/EverydayAquarist FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/EverydayAquaristBlog TWITTER: https://twitter.com/EAquariums
This video demonstrates the steps and criteria for high yield algae culturing. Tips for high yield growing: 1) Sufficient light is provided for the storage of algae 2) Optimum Temperature is provided for the storage of algae 3) Autoclaved Stock solution, media ( BBM, EG, ), trace element supplement are used to cultivate algae 4) Test the optimum ratio of media and water in a culture. Different strains have different sensitivity toward nutrient concentration. 5) Test the adaptability of algae in different concentration of CO2 and light intensity. Higher light intensity does not always result higher growth in certain kind of algae ( E.g. Euglena) 6) Color of cultures does not necessarily show the adaptability of the algae 7) OD measurement and microscopic examination can effectively monito...
Algae can be turned into renewable biofuel, which is why scientists want to discover an inexpensive, fast-growing strain of a. lgae. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a system to speed up this search. The unique climate-simulating system uses temperature controls and multi-colored LED lights to mimic the constantly changing conditions of an outdoor algae pond. By simulating outdoor climates inside the lab, the system saves researchers time and expense. Learn more at: http://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=4345 and http://energyenvironment.pnnl.gov/resources/resource_description.asp?id=140&type=labs
coralline algae growth - purple rock in aquarium. how to get coralline algae purple rock in your aquarium. www.rottertube.com coralline algae is the awesome purple you see on live rock in saltwater aquariums. calcium levels need to be 400 - 450. coralline algae needs calcium to thrive. make sure your magnesium levels are high enough as well. water parameters need to be very good for coralline algae to thrive. As with coral, coralline algae does not do well with phosphates or nitrates present. nitrates need to be no higher than 5. coralline algae will spread naturally but the best way being as you scrape it off your glass. the purple will float through your water column, setting itself to other rock. you will find, as it grows through your tank, purple on your snail shells, glass, and other...
This method allows you to isolate different algae species. The growth medium resists bacteria and fungal growth (yeah). Keep in mind there are millions of different species of green algae. While a lot of them have similar requirements this media will not allow them to all grow. That is, not only will this media prevent bacteria and fungus from growing it will also stop some of your algae from growing. That said, it is still a great way to isolate large diverse populations of algae. You will probably have to repeat the isolation step as it is unlikely you will get nicely separated colonies on your first try.
On this episode of AmericanReef, we review several tips, tricks and tools to help manage the algae growth on your aquarium glass. For more reef keeping videos head on over to AmericanReef.com.
This is the macro algae (Chaetomorpha Algae, also called Spaghetti Algae) growth in my refugium. You can almost watch it grow in real time. Well, almost. The algae growth is benefitial for the display tank since it takes out nitrates and phosphates and therefore reduces the algae growth in the display tank. I just had the refugium for 3-4 weeks now and the macro algae growth like crazy. I guess I have lots of phosphates and nitrates in my aquarium.
This shows algae growth in different lights.
Adaquate lighting is key to growing chaeto Chaetomorpha. With my 90w led my chaeto has experienced insane growth in just 15 days. You cant spend thousands on your display lighting and expect your swirly cfl to out compete your display lights.. Stay tuned to take a look at some insane growth in just 2 weeks. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Win A JellyFish Art Desktop Tank! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS9p0j5fCtM -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-