Nuisance Algae - Indentification

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Nuisance Algae - Identification

Microphytes or microalgae are unicellular microscopic algae species. 
In the marine aquarium microalgae like plankton are wanted algae and often added to feed some coral species or to breed fishes.

Beside of those useful micro algae there are a lot of unwanted micro algae, so-called Nuisance Algae which can be a ...

Nuisance Algae - Identification

Microphytes or microalgae are unicellular microscopic algae species. 
In the marine aquarium microalgae like plankton are wanted algae and often added to feed some coral species or to breed fishes.

Beside of those useful micro algae there are a lot of unwanted micro algae, so-called Nuisance Algae which can be a horror for the marine aquarium enthusiast.

To identify them correctly is the first step to knowing how to get rid of them successfully.

We offer you an overview of those unwanted algae and explain how to get rid of those algae in the fish tank and marine aquarium.

Don't let Green Hair Algae, Diatoms, Dinoflagellates, Cyano Algae (Cyanobacteria ) or Bubble Algae overtake your tank.

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  • Diatoms

    Diatoms are brown algae that often appears when the aquarium was set up new and is just in the cycle process, this may take up to a few weeks. But they are not limited to this. Even in older systems it can reappear when a lot of  rock was moved or new added. They might cover large areas of sand, rock glass, pretty anything, and make the aquarium look...

     
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  • Film Algae
     

    They are very common in the aquarium hobby and grow more when the nutrient levels in the tank ( Primary Nitrate and Phosphate ) are a bit higher. They are not harmful and can be easily removed just by cleaning the glass ( Our Clown Fishes love to eat it, when we clean the glass towards them :)).

     
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  • Dinoflagellates

    This algae is as well known as brown slime algae. It needs urgent attention as this micro algae can be harmful to your tank inverts, like snails, as it releases toxins into the water.

     
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  • Red or Green Slime Algae (Cyanobacteria)

    This is often mistaken as a algae but it is actually bacteria. It is very common in new set up tanks and not harmful to fishes, but it can effect some type of corals.

     
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  • Green Hair Algae
     

    Green Hair Algae are unfortunately a common problem when the Nitrate and Phosphate levels in the aquarium water are to high. Once they appeared it is very hard to get rid of them and unfortunately they can overgrow your corals if not taken care off. 

     
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  • Bubble Algae
     

    These unwanted micro algae often come as hitchhikers into the marine aquarium, as they can be attached to corals or rock. We recommend to inspect every addition to your marine tank, and if spotted to remove them carefully without popping them. 

     
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  • Bryopsis
     

    Bryopsis is a green nuisance algae which looks like a small fern. It is often mistaken as green hair algae, but as you can see on the picture at ithe closeup it is easy to identify. It comes often with liverock and can spread quite quickly in the marine aquarium.

     
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  • Pink Cotton Candy Algae
     

    The Pink Cotton Candy algae, is a nuisance marine algae, which looks like some fluffy pink / red cotton wool balls. This algae comes often as a hitchhiker into the marine aquarium. It grows medium fast and as it is an invasive algae overgrow corals and rockwork.

     
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Frequently Asked Questions

What macroalgae do you recommend for the Display Tank?

There are a lot of beautiful macroalgae species which are just perfect to be placed in the Refugium Display Tank & even for a Seahorse Tank.

We can especially recommend non-invasive macroalgae species which will add a beautiful colour and structure to the marine aquarium to enjoy.

Macroalgae for the Display Tank

How to achieve better macroalgae growth?

Macroalgae don't need a lot to grow, just good lighting and enough nutrients.

Should you already have good lighting for your macroalgae but the growth is not as it should be, maybe there are some nutrients missing in your aquarium water which it need to grow?

Find more here about what water conditions are optimal for macroalgae and dosing nutrients to your reef tank/refugium.

 

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