Let’s Talk About Biological Controls of Aquarium Pests

There’s a broad misconception in the reef and marine aquarium hobby that there’s a silver bullet for the different pests that plague our aquariums in the form of biological control. Got algae growth? Get a tang. Got aiptasia? Get peppermint…

How To Dip Corals And Remove Pests With Gallery Aquatica TV

Removing Coral Pests and Algae Dip dip dip, don’t let those nasties in your tank! Ania from Gallery Aquatica TV is back again with another informative and entertaining video about the importance of dipping corals and removing pests. Gallery Aquatics…

Huge Parts of the Caribbean Are Experiencing Massive Algae Blooms

If you’ve ever experience algae blooms or outbreaks in your aquarium, you know how damaging the algae can be as it grows and when it breaks down. But right now a huge stretch of the Caribbean is experiencing an algae…

Pink Fusion & Purple Helix are Truly Coralline Algae in a Bottle

Pink Fusion and Purple Helix are two new products promising to contain ‘Coralline Algae in a Bottle’. Produced by a company called Atlantic Reef Conservation or ARC Reef for short, Coralline Algae in a Bottle is exactly what it sounds…

New Algae Turf Scrubbers coming soon from Aquaristik Innovation

Algae Turf Scrubbers or ATS as they are commonly known are an interesting and practical way to filter certain unwanted nutrients from reef aquarium water. Creating a a dedicated place for turf algae to grow both outcompetes algaes in an…

ReefHD Reef Flux is the new name for Algae Buster

ReefHD Reef Flux is the new name for Algae Buster we wrote about last year. The fluconazole anti-fungal medication first registered with the FDA as an algaecide is now sporting the new moniker and tagline as “antifungal fish medication.” Not sure…

Treating Bryopsis Algae With Brightwell Aquatics Hydrat-MG

There’s many different kinds of nuisance algae that can cause problems in the reef aquarium and Bryopsis can be one of the worst, or one of the ‘best’ depending on your perspective. No fish or invertebrate herbivores will eat Bryopsis…

Algae Buster: FIRST reef aquarium algaecide registered with FDA

Next to fish diseases and power failures, algae outbreaks are the bane of existence for many aquarists. Besides good practices and plenty of algae grazers, we have a good number of tools in our fight against the dreaded green growth…

Problematic Algae And How To Manage It

I have now been keeping reef tanks for over 30 years and over that time I have seen fads and techniques come and go and I have been asked questions about just about every aspect of the hobby. Despite all…

Coralline Algae, What Is It And How To Grow It

Coralline Algae is a vey important part of the reef and can be desirable in the home aquarium as well. In nature, coralline algae grows in lots of different ways but for our home aquariums we are primarily interested in crustose…