Aquarium Algae Control: Top 10 Algae-Busting Tips

Fish tanks require a lot of cleaning due to algae growth and waste from the fish
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I have a 6,000 gallon freshwater tank with a spectacled caiman. What algae eater could I get that won’t be eaten by the caiman? I’ve tried everything, from plecos, 100 oto catfish, 100 chinese algae eaters, and even a small phillipino boy. Sadly, none of them were able to clean the algae in the tank without being eaten! What should I doooooooo????
Learn how to clean algae from a fish tank with the help of aquarium expert Joseph Caparatta in this Howcast video.
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Aquarium plants liven up your fish tank and provide interesting places for your fish to swim, hide, and play. To keep your tank healthy and the water quality high, regularly clean algae and other debris off your aquarium plants. Removing algae from both live and artificial plants is easy with a few tools and cleaning solutions. Jul 4, 2016 - From what I understand, snails are introduced to a fish tank to keep it clean. Fish produce waste and the snails eat this along with algae.
Photo provided by FlickrWant to clean your tank, but you don't know how? Luckily, here are some ways on how to clean algae from fish tank.
Photo provided by FlickrJump to Cleaning Algae from a Fish Tank or Pond - Scrub down the side of the tank with an algae scrubber
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The cleaner you are able to keep the fish tank, the healthier the fish living in it will be. If you place your fish tank away from direct sunlight, it will help to control the growth of algae. This will minimize the amount of scrubbing that you have to do to keep the tank clean. In fact, don’t make the mistake of thinking that algae eating fish living in the tank provide in home maids. It doesn’t, and you will still need to clean the tank.Fish tanks require a lot of cleaning due to algae growth and waste from the fish. Often times, the green algae will cover the glass of the tank, ... There are a few benefits that algae come with, however of course not when your own fish tank is involved. Algae are great for recycling carbon dioxide and turning it back into breathable oxygen. Also algae produce very high yields of biofuel that burns much cleaner than other fuels such as fossil fuels. The biofuel made from algae can also be used to create food or feed for farm animals. Algae can actually also be used to purify water systems and even to create a variety of products such as lubricants, plastics, cosmetics, and fertilizers among other things. You should clean your fish tank regularly, skimming debris from the top of the water and periodically cleaning the glass to reduce excess algae. Remember that some bacteria in the water is desirable. Be aware of this if you decide to strip the tank completely and start over. This is not advisable unless the tank turns out to be unsalvageable. Fish tanks require a lot of cleaning due to algae growth and waste from the fish. Often times, the green algae will cover the glass of the tank, which is not healthy for the fish. There are many ways to clean tanks, and today I will explain my method. The first order of business is to clean the inside glass of your fish tank. You'll need your algae pad and an algae scraper. You can find these items at most aquarium supply stores. Do not use your aquarium cleaning supplies for any other tasks. Any soap or detergent that is on your pad or scraper could kill the fish in the tank. With the pad in hand, scrub the algae off the inside of the glass (you can buy long-handled scrubbers too if you don't want to put your hands in the water). If any of the algae is stubborn and won't come loose, use your plastic blade. Many aquarium tanks are made from acrylic, so the plastic razor or knife won't leave score marks in the glass.