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Posts Tagged ‘algae’

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Windows = Algae Outbreak

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Placing a saltwater tank near a window means you’ll have algae outbreaks.

The rest of the story: Old wife’s tale, Terrible Advice Tuesdays. Terrible Advice Tuesdays, meet old wife’s tale. As explained in the algae guide, if …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip: How to Feed Nori Without Getting Your Hands Wet

I’m a hands-on type of guy. Around my reef tank though, I try to be a hands-out type of guy. Here’s one way I feed my fish without putting my hand in the tank.

Thanks Joel for the reminder about

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): The Real Reason Why Your Saltwater Fish Get Sick

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: A slime coat enhancing product should be added before you scrape your tank’s glass. The slime coat product will help prevent the fish from getting sick from the stress of the algae scraper or razor blade.


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Replay Information For The Midday Monday Q&A with Mr. Saltwater Tank 11/18/2013

This week’s live question and answer show included questions on combining multiple tanks into one big system, RO water vs DI water and lowering high alkalinity . I also demonstrate exactly how I do water changes in my 375 gallon …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #137: The Dangerous Magnetic Accessory In Your Aquarium

Magnetic algae scrapers make cleaning the inside of your aquarium’s glass very easy. And they can pose a real threat to your tank unless you do this one step.

Note: My tank has micro scratches in it from not following …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): The Instant Nuisance Algae Fix?

Terrible Advice Tuesdays:  If you’ve got a nuisance algae problem, raise your pH and it will go away.

The rest of the story: I’m not convinced low pH causes nuisance algae problems and I’m certainly not convinced raising your tank’s …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday AM Quick Tip #111: Once It’s Spent, Your Saltwater Tank Can Use It

Algae on your saltwater tank’s glass is just part of tank ownership. Scraping it off with a magnetic algae scraper works well for simple surface algae and here’s a quick and easy way to get the stubborn bits of algae …

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One Approach To Fighting Nuisance Algae

Here’s one way to battle nuisance algae.

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Sexy Is Back and It Brought A New Guide With It

After being on assignment for 6 months, the sexy tank has returned and brought a new guide with it

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Mr. Saltwater Tank TV Friday Am Quick Tip #59: I’m Just Passing Through

If you’ve got brown algae growing in your newly setup saltwater tank, don’t sound the alarm just yet:

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