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Apr 26, 2017 - If that does not remove the particles, gently scrub with an aquarium safe algae pad
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An algae scrubber filters water by moving water rapidly over a rough, highly illuminated surface, which causes algae to start growing in large amounts. As the algae grow, they consume nutrients such as , , , , and even metals such as copper from the water. These nutrients are normally a problem in aquariums and ponds because they cause nuisance algae to grow, and also because they cause sickness and/or other problems in aquarium fish, invertebrates and corals. An algae scrubber allows algae to grow, but the algae grow inside the filter instead of in the aquarium or pond. This removes excess nutrients (scrubs the water), diminishing nuisance algae in the aquarium or pond . Nuisance algae in the aquarium or pond are not to be confused with the desired algae in the algae scrubber filter itself. The algae that grow in the algae scrubber can then be removed, or fed back to the livestock.
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Certain fish and aquatic animals feast on the algae in your aquarium. The amount each of these can consume is limited, and it's important to consider the biological load they add in balance with the amount of algae they can remove, but some of these tank creatures are worth their keep. Otocinclus and bristlenose catfish, Siamese and Chinese algae eaters, and plecostomus are all efficient at removing algae. Grazing snails can also keep algae under control. Jump to Removing Red Slime Algae From an Aquarium - Perform a partial water exchange
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How to Clean Algae From an Aquarium. Part of the series: Fish Tanks & Aquariums. In order to remove algae from an aquarium, simply use an algae sponge from an aquarium store, or an algae scraper. Find out how stainless steel blades work great on glass tanks for cleaning algae with help from the owner of a pet fish store in this free video on algae and aquariums. Read more: Artificial plants are easier to clean due to the fact that they can't be killed. However, that doesn't mean they can't be damaged by chemicals or rigorous scrubbing. Particles of debris that fall on plants can often be dislodged by simply shaking the plant gently or using your fingers to brush them off. Particles that continue to cling to artificial plants can usually be washed off by removing the plant from the tank and rinsing them in clear water. If that does not remove the particles, gently scrub with an aquarium safe algae pad. Take care to avoid the use of anything with soaps or chemicals, as even a small amount of residue can be harmful or lethal to fish.
For saltwater tanks a can be crucial to keeping aquarium algae growth at bay. Skimmers are loved by hobbyists because they completely remove dissolved organics and other proteins from the system via the collection cup. These are great tools for nutrient export. Once these items are removed they are no longer a source for aquarium algae growth. Keep your skimmer cleaned and maintain it regularly for best results. And don't try to skimp on the skimmer. You usually get what you pay for.So in this video i'm going to show you how to remove get rid of kill unwanted algae. algae in the aquarium or fish tank is a photosynthetic protist which thrives on the same things that live aquarium plants do. nitrate nitrite ammonia and phosphate. and macro and micro nutrients. you can get rid of it by cutting back your lighting get a timmer and set it on for 6-8 hours. cut back your feeding, or do more smaller feedings. cut back on your bioload in your aquarium. reduce the amount of fish you have in your fishtank. increase water flow. you could by products that remove algae which are bandaids and will not fix the problem you need to get to the root of it and take it our get your tank balanced if you have any questions let me know comment rate and subscribe later. god bless