Bacteria vs algae is the magic scenario we hope for when we carbon dose our tanks – that bacteria will “automagically” make the algae go away. We see here that in some cases it does work out. But as we see next, a “balanced system” promotes all three lifeforms.
Month: February 2018
Release and bioavailabilityof C, N, P, Se, and Fe following viral lysis of a marine chrysophyte
This is the first time I’ve heard of selenium (Se) as a potentially limiting element.
Lots of other interesting info in there about how the nutrients released are ultimately consumed and recycled either by other phytoplankton or bacteria.
Adaptation of Unicellular Algae to Irradiance: An Analysis of Strategies
I learned that scientists switched from measuring in lux (the amount of illumination) and started measuring light power only since the 1980’s! Today, light power is mostly expressed as PAR, but some authors still seem to refer to the precursor, µE’s. (An obvious salute to Einstein.)
Nutrient enrichment on coral reefs: Is it a major cause of coral reef decline?
Yet another article for those who look at nutrients and algae as something to avoid, eliminate and be worried about.