Hello and welcome back everyone, today I have posted another series on how to control green hair algae or any other type of algae in a reef aquarium.
It doesn’t take long for a little bit of algae to turn into a full-on algae bloom. The more you know about aquarium algae and how it grows, the better you will be able to control it in your own aquarium.
This video from ADU Aquascaping shares their perspective on how to control algae in fish tank along with their personal favorites for a clean up crew in a planted aquarium, but really these guys can be used in any aquarium, here they are:
Learn how to control algae in your fish aquarium
How To Control Nuisance Algae In The Saltwater Aquarium
Once aquarium algae starts to overgrow plants, corals and decorations it does make the tank look dirty and can distract from the beauty of your aquarium. Let's talk about the things aquarium algae needs to grow and how to eliminate or reduce these things so we are not constantly scrubbing the tank walls and having to clean the tank instead of viewing our fish, plants and inverts! You can use the info in this algae control article for both and .Aquarium algae control is one of the most frequently discussed topics by people who have fish tanks. Indeed, the control, removal, and prevention of overgrowing aquarium algae is quite tricky for many fish keepers. To solve the algae problem, we must first understand what it is and how it grows. Let's face it: sooner or later, the day comes for every aquarium owner when they look in their tank and discover those green tufts or coating, growing on the plants or glass. Algae strikes again, and perhaps this time it's your tank that's the victim?
Don't panic. Algae can be a nuisance, but it can also be controlled. Notice I did not say eradicated; I said controlled. Despite its bad reputation, algae is just as much a part of nature as any other plant. It is a rare tank that is, and remains, completely algae free. However, it is reasonable to expect to hold algae down to a minimum.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.This is Part 2 in a 2-part series about aquarium algae prevention, control and removal.
In today's episode, we are going to show you what bubble algae, turf algae, bryopsis and dinoflagellates look like, explain what causes these unsightly nuisances to flourish in an aquarium and share proven ways to control and remove them from your tank.
Read Accompanying Blog Posts (with full video transcript!)
Watch Algae Control Part 1
Watch Phosphate Control
Watch Red Slime Removal
Watch How and What to Test
Red Slime Remover
Filter Pads & Socks
GFO Filter Media
T5 Lights However, in larger amounts algae can ruin the viewing experience of your tank and if not maintained it can get out of control causing algae blooms, taking over the whole tank and becoming hazardous to your aquarium.