How Does Nualgi Aquarium Work?
A Quick Science Lesson: The Good, The Bad, and The Algae…
Algae grows in all natural sea or fresh water environments where marine life thrives. In artificial or polluted environments nuisance algae grows more quickly. Much like its land-based plant relatives, algae absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen through photosynthesis.
How to Get the Good Stuff Growin’…
Of all the various species of algae, Diatom Algae are the most prolific and create most of the food for marine life to consume. Without the magic of Mother Nature, creators of artificial environments like aquariums have a difficult time formulating the right balance of positive algae growth. Instead, nuisance algae forms, thus spoiling your aquarium. That’s why you need Nualgi: to get the good stuff growing!
Nualgi Aquarium is the first product of its kind that can grow Diatom Algae in almost any water substrate
By providing these essential nutrients on a nano-silica base less than 100 nano-meters across (that is 400x smaller than a human hair), Nualgi Aquarium stays suspended in water. This allows nutrients to travel farther and be more available for absorption.
Why Is This Good For My Aquarium??
Upon application of Nualgi Aquarium, the Nano Silica carries the nutrients to Diatom Algae which starts to multiply rapidly. As the diatom population grows, it consumes N and P in the tank robbing the nuisance algae. Diatoms release O2 and consume CO2 thus increasing the dissolved oxygen levels in the water which is good for fish and coral health. O2 also helps aerobic bacteria break down the organic matter present in the tank. As the diatoms are getting all this done, the very agile zooplankton hunt them down and that triggers the growth of zooplankton in the water. And finally, zooplankton get consumed by fish and coral because that is their favorite live food. Creating free food for your tank is cool, BUT what truly is amazing…
By kick-starting this natural process, the diatom algae outcompete the nuisance algae for nutrients, thus starving and eventually eliminating the bad algae from your tank!
Why is this amazing? Well, as you know, overfeeding a tank can cause nutrients to build up beyond the levels your tank can handle processing efficiently. This excess of nutrients can causes all types of algae to bloom, which beyond putting a blemish on the world you worked so hard to create, can lead to poor health for your fish and corals, and more problems if left unchecked.
Spend MORE time enjoying your tank with less time and money cleaning it!
When you add Nualgi to your tank, the diatom bloom it creates helps break this cycle in your aquarium by consuming any excess nutrients. Some nutrients are converted into Oxygen via photosynthesis and the rest are locked away in the biomass consumed as live fish food. This cycle continues improving your water quality and clarity, because you can feed your critters less – allowing you to spend MORE time enjoying your tank and less time/money cleaning it!