Algae Scrubbers, How We Grow Massive Amounts of Chaetomorpha

Managing nutrients is one of the most important aspects to keeping a healthy, balanced reef aquarium free from unwanted algae. Curiously, one of the best ways to do this is to actually encourage algae to grow in a separate part…

We Made a Hypnotic Spinning Barrel of Macroalgae

Pretty much as long as reef tanks have been around, mini reef keepers have employed algae in its various forms to control and reduce nutrients of the aquarium water. The popularity of using micro or macroalgae for this purpose has…

Tigahboy Macroalgae Tank – Reef Builders Featured Tank

We recently when we came across this 9 gallon macroalgae tank and reached out to Tigahboy to feature his creation on Reef Builders. It’s not often we come across such a healthy example of a simple planted saltwater aquariums so…

Clever Spinning Chaetomorpha Reactor is the Perfect DIY Project

Very few tanks absolutely need a form a vegetative nutrient export like an algae scrubber or reactor but most tank certainly benefit from having one of some kind. Whether you’re trying to buff the pH, reduce nutrients, or outcompete nuisance algaes,…

Make a clean start with Algae Barn’s Ultimate Refugium Starter Pack

Setting up a new refugium typically meant scooping up some free algae from a “friend” and hoping it was clean, full off all the good things and free of all the bad things — and we all have heard about…

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…

AI Prime Fuge Review: An LED Light With Uncompromising PAR Power

The AI Prime Fuge LED light is an unrelenting PAR monster designed to grow macroalgae and if we’re being honest, it’s really only intended to grow the Brillo-pad algae Chaetomorpha. This is the first time in the history of the aquarium…

AI Prime Fuge Light is ‘Primed’ to Grow Macroalgae

The AI Prime Fuge LED light is the first aquarium fixture from AquaIllumination that is specifically designed to grow macroalgaes. This small yet powerful aquarium light has all the same features and specifications of the AI Prime but with a…

New Macroalgae Reactor Coming Soon From Tunze

Tunze has a new Macroalgae reactor in the works but it’s not the two models we showed you back in May. Unlike the two we saw at InterZoo in Germany, the new Tunze Macroalgae reactor has a lot more refinements which…

What 30 days in the Skimz Macroalgae reactor looks like

We saw the Skimz MBR127 macroalgae reactor last year and were impressed. We were also curious when we read over a 30-day review of the reactor in action and thought it would be fun to put the snapshots in motion…