Good quality aquarium water means consistently low levels of nutrients…   Phosphates, along with nitrates and silicates are the saltwater aquarium “big 3” of chemical nutrients you don’t want accumulating unchecked in your saltwater tank. In low levels phosphates will harm corals and promote pest algae growth and in high levels they can kill corals! […]

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Pest algae outbreaks are a serious pain…   There is nothing worse than looking in your saltwater aquarium and seeing a hideous outbreak of pest algae completely coating your rock-work, or worse, your corals! But this nasty outbreak could have been avoided…However it can be fixed and stopped from ever coming back. Want me to […]

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Hi saltwater aquarium fans, Today I want to talk about a problem affecting a number of my Facebook friends and fans (thanks for the idea guys!). If you have nasty slime growing in your saltwater aquarium rockwork or substrate which colouring ranges from black to blue, purple, red and even green; chances are you have […]

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Hey fellow saltwater aquarium fans, I have been getting so many emails and messages on facebook at the moment about how to deal with pest algae outbreaks that I have decided to dedicate an entire post to this issue! Algae is not all bad, there are two groups you will encounter in saltwater aquariums: pest […]

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