News about Marine Macro Algae and Livealgae UK

New look for our FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions Area

Hello, Dear Macro Algae Fan. We just updated our Frequently Asked Questions section and are happy to offer you now a much easier way to find the right answer to your question about us, your order, marine macro and micro algae. We hope you like it, and if you would like to get your question added as well, or you think we should change something please just let us know. Contact Livealgae UKStill, we are very happy to hear from you on Facebook  or here, whenever you have a question.Salty greetings Manfred - Livealgae UK
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Enjoy watching this Seahorse having Fun

This Seahorse seems to have a lot of fun and isn't it calming just to watch it using the air bubble elevator to move around in the aquarium :) A nice example how happy and healthy Seahorses can be kept using different marine macro algae in the Seahorse tank.  Watch the video HERE
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New detailed shop and macro algae feedback

Hello Dear Macro Algae Fan.As you might have noticed, we have a much more comfortable review system now. There were some hiccups with the installation, and unfortunately are all reviews lost before the March 2017, but we hope that you will leave us your feedback about our shop, service and our macro algae again.As a bonus for your time we offer you now as well a small little gift. A THANK YOU discount code for your next order placed as Livealgae UK.Salty Greetings
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What Nutrients does Marine Macro Algae need to grow?

What Nutrients does Marine Macro Algae need to grow? Marine Macro Algae will need a few major and minor nutrients to thrive in the marine aquarium well. The amount they need will mainly vary with the amount of macro algae you use in your marine aquarium, how often you do saltwater changes and what kind of livestock you keep in the aquarium. Although marine macro algae are not plants they will need almost the same essential elements like plants. But as algae don't grow with roots, the nutrients must be supplied through the water and not through the substrate ( like Freshwater aquarium plants which can be fed by fertiliser through the substrate). Macro algae will need just a few major nutrients which will provide the basic needs for them to grow, and some minor nutrients along with them. In a reef tank or marine aquarium setup with just a few macro algae species, it is normally not necessary to add any of the following nutrients to the marine water, as normal water exchanges and the present of livestock will provide enough nutrients for the macro algae to grow.
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NUISANCE ALGAE IN THE MARINE AQUARIUM - HOW TO GET RID OF!

NUISANCE ALGAE - HOW TO GET RID OFOpposite to the beauty of wanted macroalgae in the marine tank, unwanted microalgae - so-called nuisance algae- can become a real nightmare for aquarists.  To identify them is a task which is with some research normally done quite quickly, but to get rid of them can take weeks if not months. From our experience, we want to give you one possible guideline to get rid of these unwanted pest algae in your marine aquarium, to bring back the enjoyment of this fantastic hobby.  
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INTRODUCTION TO MARINE MACROALGAE PART I

INTRODUCTION TO MARINE MACROALGAEMacroalgae, or sometimes so called seaweed, seems to have become within the last years more and more popular amongst marine aquarium hobbyists. Previously macroalgae were often used specifically to provide a natural way to export the nutrients in the aquarium water, which means that the algae will grow by using compounds like nitrate, phosphate, ammonium and some heavy metals in the tank water. During this photosynthesis process, it uses carbon dioxide too and turns this into additional oxygen for the aquarium inhabitants. As well it will help to raise the pH level in the tank and increase the tank carbonate buffer capacity, which means are more stable alkalinity level. In addition, it is often used to provide additional hiding spaces for copepods and rotifers. Nowadays thanks to the variety of available macroalgae species, macroalgae can still fulfil these very important functions but they add a very important benefit too . . . . . . a beautiful and more natural looking tank.
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Marine Macro Algae Gallery

Enjoy the best pictures of our beloved fishes, seahorses, critters and co. enjoying the amazing world of marine macro algae too. Please send us your pictures when you like to get them added.
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Time for some beautiful Marine Macro Algae Videos

We created a small foto collage video for you, to get relaxed a good overview about the beautiful world of marine macro algae in the marine aquarium. Send us your videos and we are happy to share them.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a shop to visit?

As an aquatic algae farm, we don't have a public shop to visit unfortunately but we are happy to post all our macro algae species within the UK for free to you.

And we are sure you will like your new macro algae addition once received.

How do I know when a algae is back in stock?

The best way to stay informed is to subscribe to our Newsletter or to follow us on Facebook, as we will first inform there when our algae are ready to sell again, or when we received new macro algae.

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What means "Regrowing"?

When a macro algae species sells well we have sometimes to take it out of the sale as it will need time to regrow again.

The time for this will vary, as some macro algae species will grow very slow, whilst other - especially various  Caulerpa marine macro algae species grow quite fast.

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