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Algae and Pests

  1. How long should a UV light be on in an aquarium?
    Categories: AquariumsEquipmentAlgae and Pests

    How long should a UV light be on in an aquarium?

    UV sterilisers are useful pieces of kit for combatting algae in an aquarium, but should they be left on all day, every day, or should they be turned off during certain hours?
  2. How do I get rid of hair algae in my reef tank?
    Categories: ReefkeepingAlgae and Pests

    How do I get rid of hair algae in my reef tank?

    Hair algae is the common name for the green filamentous algae that grows in reef tanks. Its most common in new aquariums, but can show up for a number of reasons.
  3. How to get rid of blanketweed in a pond
    Categories: PondsAlgae and Pests

    How to get rid of blanketweed in a pond

    Being an algae, Blanketweed needs light, water and food to survive. Without those three ingredients it won’t get started in the first place and by controlling two of them, it can help us tackle it once established.
  4. How to get rid of green algae in a pond naturally
    Categories: PondsAlgae and Pests

    How to get rid of green algae in a pond naturally

    There are many chemical-free, natural ways to rid a pond of green algae, so we've put together a useful guide detailing these to make things easier for you.
  5. How to beat aquarium Cyanobacteria
    Categories: AquariumsWater QualityAlgae and Pests

    How to beat aquarium Cyanobacteria

    Cyanobacteria is the technical term for slime algae. It’s not in fact algae at all its a bacteria, but it looks and behaves in a similar way.
  6. How to get rid of Black Beard Algae (BBA)
    Categories: AquariumsAlgae and Pests

    How to get rid of Black Beard Algae (BBA)

    Black beard algae (BBA) is a horrible, tenacious algae which is unsightly and hard to get rid of. It typically grows on the edges of the leaves of slow-growing plants.
  7. How to clear green pond water
    Categories: PondsAlgae and Pests

    How to clear green pond water

    Green water is made up of millions of tiny algae cells all floating around in the water. They are green because of the chloroplasts inside them which photosynthesize and turn sunlight into energy. Just like plants.
  8. How to get rid of aquarium snails
    Categories: AquariumsAlgae and Pests

    How to get rid of aquarium snails

    Snails are one of the most notorious pests in home aquariums, usually introduced on live plants. Read our helpful guide on how to control them.
  9. How an aquarium UV steriliser can benefit your tank
    Categories: AquariumsEquipmentAlgae and Pests

    How an aquarium UV steriliser can benefit your tank

    Two of the biggest problems any aquarium owner will face are fish disease and nuisance algae.

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