Cyanobacterial mats linked to transmission of Black Band Coral disease

A paper published in the Ecological Society of America has linked the prevalence of Cyanobacteria to coral disease in the Caribbean. A team of biologists noted that cyanobacteria mats were not only a sign of reefs degraded by nutrients and…

Anti-Cyano Symbio kit is a Tag Team treatment for Cyanobacteria 

The Anti Cyano Symbio Kit is a new two-part red slime algae treatment coming out of Reef Workshop in France. The treatment tackles cyanobacteria in saltwater tanks by combining two freeze-dried bacteria products, Anti-Cyano Symbio, and Bacto Symbio, which when…

Journey to the Microcosmos will have you hooked on all things tiny

Journey to the Microcosmos is a YouTube channel we were recommended and after watching a few videos, we are so glad it exists. Its video microscopy but with high production values, easy to understand information, and features the kind of…

Cyano being tapped as alternitive energy source

Cyanbacteria is the bane of many reefers and at some point most of us have run into the dreaded “red slime“. But cyanobacteria also has the potential to be used in the future to provide an alternative source of electricity…

Red Slime Stain Remover NANO makes dosing easier

For those battling the dreaded cyanobacteria also known as red slime algae, you have probably come across products like Red Slime Stain Remover. To make the process of dosing easier for, the company will be releasing Red Slime Stain Remover…

5 Signs of Inadequate Water Movement in Reef Aquariums

Proper water circulation is one of many elements that are key to maintaining a healthy reef system. While there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all water-flow scheme (you really have to tailor the flow to the unique needs of the…

Reef Aquarium Carbon Dosing Clarified

Carbon dosing is a relatively new phenomenon in the reef aquarium hobby. The first I heard about it was around two years ago, and I hadn’t given it a whole lot of thought until recently. The goal of carbon dosing…

CyanoControl from Qium is a red slime remover free of antibiotics

Cyanobacteria, aka red slime, is the bane of many a hobbyist. Besides being ugly to look at, it can be unhealthy to your tank’s inhabitants as a severe cynobacterial infection can reduce the water quality significantly. CyanoControl from Qium is…

Don’t Let the Water Flow Slow in Your Marine Aquarium

We’ve mentioned several times here at Saltwater Smarts how the output of reef aquarium lighting gradually and imperceptibly shifts away from the desired level over time. But did you know a very similar phenomenon can occur with the rate of…

BGA Battle Plan: Controlling Cyanobacteria in Saltwater Aquariums

You’re relaxing in front of your saltwater aquarium, enjoying the beautiful undersea vista you’ve created when you notice a few red, algae-like patches on your live rock that weren’t there before. You reach into the tank and give one of…