Category Archives: Reportage

Disturbing algae in the marine aquarium and relevant countermeasures – Part 3

Spherical Algae Much more rarely than in the case of the algae previously cited, the spherical ones become a problem. However, once established in the aquarium, they also develop a surprising reproduction potential. They often grow in hardly reachable places, like for example among the branches of the corals, where they are complicate to remove. […]

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Disturbing algae in the marine aquarium and relevant countermeasures – Part 2

Blue – Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) The wine-red coverings, known among the aquarists as Blue – Green algae, are not only anti-aesthetic, but they also significantly annoy the aquarium environment, especially for their strong production of oxygen. That is easily observable during the evening hours, when there is a greater occurrence of gas bubbles that accumulate under the […]

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The long story of the algae – Part 2

From the blue algae to the symbiotic one Given that at that time there were also “predators”, the blue algae were eaten. These devouring enemies are thought to have maybe been a sort of “arche” bacteria, like those that managed to live in the warmest springs. Even today, in fact, these bacteria continue to exist […]

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The long story of the algae – Part 1

Algae are known by most people just as a gelatinous covering on the damp stairs of a cellar, or as “floating mucilage” in the pond of the garden. On the contrary, the fact we don’t recognize them as single algae but rather as a mass just depends on the tiny dimensions. By observing them under […]

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