how to prevent and treat algae growth in fish tank?
- StryderLv 74 months ago
Changing filters - use an algae filter cartridge in filter.
The longer the light is on (or if it's in direct sunlight) can make algae bloom - reduce this light.
Get bottom feeders - catfish, shrimp, snail etc.
Live plants and moss balls.
There's algae solution drops.
There's magnetic sponges you can use to clean algae on the inside of glass.
- AnnonymousLv 45 months ago
Lower the nitrates(fertilizer)by water changes, use a scraper to clean glass, and a net to filter the algae floating around, you could use an algae reducer addative( don't like to go down that road too much)
- noselessmanLv 75 months ago
Algae eating fish poo out fertilizer for more algae, and next time it could be algea that the fish dont eat. So only keep fish that you want as pets.
Many light bulbs that come with the set ups are going to be very good at growing algae. If you do not want to keep live plants, Consider changing the bulb to something other then floresent bulbs, somthing other then bright white, I use Aquaglow bulbs, they are still flouresent, but designed different. fish and decorations are more bright and natural colored, not washed out by white light, and algae growth is limited. Also, keep the on less 8 hours max if you have a lot of algae. Onestly I have very little algea since I started using these bulbs, and now i wish i had more for my new rainbow shark.
- Book ShelfLv 75 months ago
Just practice good husbandry, including proper filtration, stocking, feeding, and water changes.
Some municipal water sources are more prone to developing algae due to the impurities, however. Sometimes RO/DI may need to be used either with tap water or with adding salts back into it.
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- Anonymous5 months ago
Filters cleaning it every two weeks
- oliviaLv 55 months ago
Keep live plants: Live plants will use many of the nutrients that algae thrive upon. ...
Keep algae-eating fish: Keeping Siamese flying fox, otocinclus, or even the common plecostomus, will help reduce some of the algae in the tank.