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Hair Algae In Saltwater: Causes, Treatments, Eaters & More

Hair algae are quite common in freshwater aquariums, but they also grow in saltwater. This ends up raising some questions among aquarists who own a reef tank. In this article, I will discuss what is unique about hair alga in saltwater tanks, what causes it, how to get rid of it, and what creatures eat …

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32 Best & Worst Hair Algae Eaters (Fish, Shrimp & Snails)

Being one of the most common algae types, hair algae are a prevalent nuisance in fish tanks. And while there are many different ways to get rid of them, most fish owners seek natural solutions. I have personally tried to fight this type of algae for years. Fortunately, after tons of trial and error, I …

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What Causes Hair Algae? (In Freshwater & Saltwater Tanks)

As a fish owner who has been around this hobby for years, I can’t remember how many times I have come across hair algae. And every time I did, I couldn’t help but wonder what makes this interesting species grow in fish tanks. These are usually involved in the growth of hair algae: The presence …

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How Do You Get Rid Of Hair Algae? (Removal & Prevention)

Hair alga is a common nuisance in home aquariums, and therefore, one of the most prevalent questions is how to get rid of it. So, after years of experience, I decided to dedicate an entire article explaining how to do that properly. I will divide this article into two. First, I will explain how to …

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What Are Hair Algae? (Appearance, Early Signs, Types & More)

It is pretty common for home aquariums to develop algae. However, not everyone knows that there are different types and characteristics for each one. In this article, you will learn everything there is to know about hair algae. Hair algae are planted-like organisms that typically thrive in areas riched with nitrate and phosphate. They are …

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What Are The Signs Of High Nitrates In Aquariums?

As a fish owner, I knew that toxins like nitrate can be lethal to aquarium fish, especially in high concentrations. Unfortunately, for many years, I didn’t know what signs are associated with this condition. These signs typically indicate that nitrate has spiked in your tank: Algae will increase in your tank for no apparent reason. …

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Do Algae Eat Nitrate? (As Well As Ammonia & Nitrite)

I always knew that aquarium plants can help against toxins like ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. However, for quite some time, I couldn’t help but wonder whether algae would do the same thing. Algae will consume nitrogen compounds, including ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite. The highest affinity is towards ammonia, which can be consumed pretty quickly. However, …

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How Long Does It Take For Nitrate Levels To Go Down?

Fighting nitrate in fish tanks can be pretty frustrating, especially in new tanks that require cycling. As I suffered from this issue pretty extensively in the past, I decided to dedicate an entire article to this topic. This is how long it takes for nitrates to go down, depending on the method you choose: Water …

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