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Red Slime Algae Cyanobacteria

Red Slime Algae is the common name for an aquarium troublemaker otherwise known as red cyanobacteria. Since the term cyanobacteria sound like either a bizarre Crayola Crayon color or the bacterial strain in a Michael Crichton novel (how’s that for a dated reference), the more popular term red slime algae tend …

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How to prepare your aquarium for a hurricane or winter storm

It seems like severe storms are becoming the norm, rather than the exception around here. We’ve been hit with a severe storm of some sort, losing power for days at a time. As the intensity of the storms has increased (from my perspective) and the power outages have increased from …

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23 Quick tips: controlling aquarium algae in a saltwater tank

Controlling aquarium algae in a saltwater tank can be so frustrating that it causes some people to shut down their tanks and quit the hobby completely. This article is intended to show you 23 relatively easy steps that can help you regain control of your tank. When reviewing this list, …

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How to cure live rock

Looking for information about how to cure live rock? Live rock is one of the most important things you will add to your saltwater aquarium. It serves as both the structural and filtration-al… (I never miss an opportunity to make up a new word) foundation of most saltwater aquarium systems. …