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In the goldfish aquarium, physically scrubbing algae off surfaces is probably the best way to address algae in the short term. For a longer-term solution, keep up on aquarium maintenance. Regular water changes remove fish waste and other nutrients that algae need. Also, changing your lighting may help. If you have blue-green algae, try keeping the tank in darkness for a week. If you have brown algae, try increasing the illumination. Algae-eating critters can help with green algae, but don't expect them to do all the work.
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Which algae do you have
Aquarists will encounter four main types of algae. These are diatoms; red algae, a group that includes brush algae and hair algae; green algae; and blue-green algae, more properly known as cyanobacteria.In this video, I attempt to remove Blue Green Algae, which is not really algae at all, but is Cyanobacteria. I use a siphon hose without a gravel vac on the end to suck up the infected sand and remove it from the 55 gallon, freshwater planted tank. (fish tank Aquarium)
I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor ()This is not an uncommon occurrence, nor are these actions unreasonable, given the information that most aquarists have. For all intents and purposes, this seems to be some sort of algae outbreak. Even its name, "blue-green algae" says so. However, it isn't an algae. It's actually a strain of bacteria known as (its name derived from its vivid color, which would be beautiful if it didn't signal so much trouble for an aquarium). In addition to blue-green, cyanobacteria can be black or even red.Look at the picture on the left. This aquarium is covered in Blue Green Algae. They are small and single-celled but grow in large enough colonies that you can see them.This menace is none other than Cyanobacteria, often referred to as blue-green algae in freshwater tanks or red slime algae in marine tanks. Cyanobacteria is one of the oldest living things on the planet with fossils dating to 3.5 billion years ago in the Achaean rocks of Western Australia. This is one resilient life form, but why has it been so successful? Simple, it makes use of the light waves that are discarded by higher plant life, lives in a wide range of temperatures, and subsists on organic waste materials including dissolved phosphates and nitrates. What do all of these things have in common? They are readily available in the artificially constructed environment of the home aquarium. Although it is not dangerous to the inhabitants of a freshwater or marine aquarium, Cyanobacteria can become an unsightly mess that can cover every surface of a tank in a matter of days.This page takes you through the different types of algae, their benefits or hindrance and remedies to get rid of them.Below are some of the basic types of algae that can intrude into your aquarium.Blue-green algae grow rapidly using light and spreads like a slime or coating over the plants, between the gravels and the decorations in your . Blue green algae belong to a bacterial type called cyanobacteria.