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What is algae? Algae is a photosynthetic organism that lives within our aquariums. There are many types of algae, but they share similar traits and can be generally encouraged or inhibited to grow in similar ways. Algae is a naturally occurring organism; it can and will enter every aquarium by a number of different vectors. There is no way to stop algae from entering and growing within an aquarium, only ways to inhibit its growth so that it doesn’t take over. In fact many types of algae are essential to the health of a tropical aquarium and some healthy growth demonstrates that a tropical aquarium is cycled and has an established biological population. Some types of grazing fish species require algae in their diet to survive and in these cases algae can be seen as a positive organism. Wha...
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
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...
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...
Added a tiny rock of Zoas in the bottom right, another frogspawn, a fire fish, and about 5 snails. My Diamond Goby stopped sifting sand as soon as I introduced the fire fish. Then he died three days later... suggestions? Brown Algae is growing in the sand.
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.
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.