From the article: Inexpensive Aquarium Algae Removal Tools
Algae can be one of the toughest aquarium problems to deal with. What methods have you used in the battle against aquarium algae? What did you do?
- I control algae by manual cleaning at water changes, reducing the lights-on time, and owning bristlenose plecos and otocinclus catfish.
- —Guest slackerdiver
- I use an old fashioned razor blade tied the to end of a stick
- —Guest Dan R
Brown Algae control
- I have recently started adding live plants to a 10 gallon tank and a 20 gallon tank. Now I find that when I feed my plants, I am also feeding brown algae. To control it, I do a weekly water change of at least 25%. Clean glass and decorations as needed. Continue to feed plants, Keep lights ON as much as possibnle which is correct for this type of algae and maintain my nitrate levels as close to 10-20 ppm as possible. I have well water with nitrate level of 20 ppm so I am trying API's Nitra-ban. Have heard it works well to keep nitrate levels low. Tank is fully cycled and the 10 gallon has 4 Cherry Barbs and the 20 gallon has 3 Rosy Barbs, 3 Cherry Barbs and 4 Zebra Danios. I avoid overfeeding and remove any excess food as soon as possible. I vacume the gravel when doing water changes. This type of algae in a planted aquarium is a part of life, but it can be controlled. Both tanks have very clear water, no odor and the fish are very healthy and both fish and plants are thriving.
Aqurium glass become dirty from inside
- Hi i clean aquarium glass two dys ago but today its glasss become very very dirty. Whiteness looks on walls of aqurioum. What should i do plzz tell me something
- —Guest Omer