Reef Mentoring: Part 9 – 4 Month Tank Update

Preface: This Reef Mentoring article series is to document my recommendations to a hobbyist I have been mentoring. I am basically building a reef tank with his setup in my house and maintaining it for a year with weekly hands on...

Toxic algae bloom blankets Florida beaches, prompts state of emergency

[embedded content] The Army Corps of Engineers released nutrient-heavy water into the St. Lucie Estuary as part of their flood control measures, Corps spokesman John Campbell told CNN. The algae outbreak eventually reached the beaches. To make matters worse, a massive algae bloom was already covering the lake. Following the emergency declaration, the Corps announced it would cut discharges by about a third beginning Friday. “The algae outbreaks are triggered by fertilizer sewage and manure pollution that the state has failed to properly regulate. It’s like adding miracle grow to the water and it triggers massive algae outbreaks,” Earthjustice spokeswoman Alisa Coe told CNN. Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization, has been fighting for tougher pollution limits in the state. “We’ve seen this for

Korallen-Zucht CyanoClean Looks to Solve the Red Slime Problem

Korallen-Zucht, the brand behind the ZEOvit dosing method, has an interesting new product about to make its US debut, and it’s one you don’t have to be a total ZEOhead to enjoy. Called CyanoClean, this new liquid is a live bacteria designed to specifically out-compete cyanobacteria in the reef aquarium. The additive contains no antibiotics or cleansing agents, is perfectly reef safe, and is said to not alter the nutrient composition of the tank in a negative way. CyanoClean, which was developed as a companion product to Coral Snow and Zeozym, will be available in 10ml and 50ml sizes for $15.99 and $55.99 respectively. Pre-orders are currently being taken by ZEOvit USA, and should be entering the states in the next two weeks or so. As with all ZEOvit dosing, we highly recommend reading the dosing documentation and taking things slowly. It is a very stringent dosing program that, if not used properly, could have several harmful side effects.