Algae

black beard algae

How to eliminate black beard algae?

What is algae? The main charm of the aquarium is the opportunity to contemplate the man-made corner of the underwater world. Therefore, aquarists do their best to maintain it in perfect order so that it always pleases the eye with its beauty. But sometimes living organisms appear in the aquarium, which in a very short …

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Coleochaete

Coleochaete

Introduction Very often in aquariums, even experienced aquarium enthusiasts can find green dots on glass, soil, plants, and decorations. Usually, they are barely noticeable, but in advanced cases can reach 5 mm in diameter. Such spots are hard to the touch, and removing them is not easy. But if the decorations and glass can still …

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hairy algae

Filamentous algae

Introduction One of the most serious problems for fishkeepers is the appearance of green filamentous algae, collectively known as “hairy algae”. Some of them are relatively harmless and quickly disappear after normalization of conditions in the aquarium.

diatoms

Diatoms

Introduction At some point, aquarists may encounter a brown algae film that appears on the glass, equipment, and decorations, from which even a weekly cleaning does not save: algae returns and returns. This is nothing but colonies of lower plants – diatoms.

diatoms

Brown diatoms

Brown algae in the aquarium, which form a brown coating on its walls, decorations, stones, and leaves of aquarium plants, are representatives of the diatoms department (Bacillariophyta).