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Algae Problems

The glass cleaner easily removes algae and other buildup without scratching

Remove and avoid aquarium algae

There are different types of algae; however, there are only a few types that are relevant to an aquarium. The most frequently found are blue algae, red algae, green algae, and brown algae.

There are many reasons for increased algae growth; however, the most frequent cause is an overabundance of nutrients.

To avoid increased algae growth, the nutrient cycle should continue naturally. If excess nutrients are added (examples: fish food, decaying plants or trimmings, infrequent partial water changes), the nutrient cycle is thrown out of balance.

Preventative measures are the best for algae control. Make sure your aquarium is out of direct or continuous sunlight. Complete regular partial water changes and aquarium maintenance. Aquarium plants can also help control algae as they compete for the same nutrient source as algae. Certain types of fish and invertebrates will also eat algae as a food source. You can also add a UV Clarifier which works to eliminate algae from the water.

Algae problems during cycling

When cycling your aquarium without fish or plants, algae will most likely be an issue. The reason for this is that there is nothing competing with algae for the ammonia. To help avoid algae during this type of cycling try turning off the lights. Be careful not to place an aquarium near a window where natural light can encourage algae growth. For cycling a planted aquariums, algae are a common problem brought on by the use of fertilizers. The best thing to do to help avoid algae is to regulate the amount of light in your aquarium. Always check the environment requirements your plants need before trying any method of algae prevention. For more information about cycling your aquarium, read this article.