I want to stop algae in my aquariums completely I am sick of it , please help.
My aquarium has live plants with a betta, hatchet fish, barbs, a cory, and a Siamese algae eater. Black algae is growing on the decorations and glass. I scraped it off the glass. What else should I do to keep it from coming back?
My problem is a purple- or wine-colored algae. It covers everything in the aquarium except the fish. A thin layer forms very quickly. As it gets thicker it becomes very stringy in spots, sending off filaments. I have been changing the water as fast as I can, but it grows faster than I am able to eliminate it. Please help!
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I thought the snails would help keep the algae down, but they really don't put a dent in it. I enjoy watching the snails, anyway, and my fish love to eat the baby snails, so it decreases the amount of fish food needed.I hoped the anacharis would help diminish the nitrates, so in reading about how to care for the plants, I learned that, while they use carbon dioxide during the day when the light is on, at night they use oxygen. So, I started changing the way that I aerate depending on whether the light is on or not. When the light is on, I fill the aquarium to the bottom of the pump outlet, so there is little surface agitation. This helps to preserve enough carbon dioxide for the plants. Then, at night, I reduce the water level by about an inch. This causes a lot of surface agitation. I also move the pump intake close to the bubble stone bubbles, but not directly in the stream of bubbles. The pump catches a few bubbles and blows them through the filter, making a cloud of much tinier bubbles. It makes the aquarium water look like champagne and it's very beautiful. The next morning, THE ALGAE IS MOSTLY ALL GONE. Don't know why! Also, the aquarium smells much better, since the odor seems to caused by the algae. I move the intake away from the bubbles, raise the water level, and turn on the light. The anacharis goes to town, and the aquarium is clear as a bell.My experience with algacides (algae killers, algae eliminators,algae destroyers, etc. - basically any additive designed and sold tokill algae in your aquarium) show that these algacides kill liveplants, are hard on the and are dangerous to many kinds of fish. In correspondencewith the manufacturers, I have not gotten any better answers to thesequestions than, "It has been in testing for years and we have neverhad a single problem or complaint." However, every algae killer I havetried has had disastrous side effects and has done little, ifanything, to slow, control, or impede algae growth.I rinse the cartridge in aquarium water everyday, and I scrub out the inside of the pump every few days because algae builds up on the inside surfaces and fuels the algae in the tank. I don't know nearly as much about what I'm doing as you all, so let me know what you think about my comments. Thanks again.Please Visit For Aquarium and fish information as well as information on breeding fish. Thank you for viewing my video. Please don't forget to subscribe to my channel for tons of aquarium information.
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