Aquarium algae is one battle all aquarists face

Most species of aquatic snail will eat algae, whether in a freshwater or marine tank.
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A green cloudiness in your tank water means you are dealing with a sudden algae bloom. There are several reasons for an algae bloom some of which mimic the causes of a bacterial bloom. For example, when there is too much waste matter in your tank, be it left over food or the waste products from your fish, the bacteria from this waste converts into nitrates. As these nitrates grow in number, an algae bloom is imminent. Leaving the tank light on too many hours a day encourages the growth of , and so does a high phosphate level in the tank water.
An algae bloom is the cause of the green aquarium water. Basically, we have to figure out why too much algae is growing in your fish tank. We'll.
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An algae bloom is the cause of the green aquarium water. Basically, we have to figure out why too much algae is growing in your fish tank. We’ll dive into the causes of aggressive algae growth and how to stop it for good. So I'm having repeated algae blooms. Every time I clean the tank by the time the next cleaning rolls around the water is so green I can't even see my poor fish.
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Usually the result of an algae bloom. Read up on how to . The green cloudy aquarium water will not harm your fish but it is not the most pleasant thing to look at. This happens because of the amount of nutrients and the amount of light entering the aquarium. Your tank water is nutrient rich, which may mean that you're feeding too much, your tank may be overstocked or you're not doing enough water changes or a combination of all the above. The main problems are usually high nitrate and phosphate levels. If you have a saltwater aquarium consider using a and . Avoid placing your aquarium where it could receive direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will add fuel to the fire so to speak and direct sunlight will cause temperature fluctations as well.How to Get Rid of Algae in Your Fish Tank. Part of the series: Fish Tank Maintenance. In order to remove algae from an aquarium, simply remove any food source for algae, such as phosphates from green water blooms. Learn about products used for removing phosphates out of water with help from the owner of a pet fish store in this free video on getting rid of algae in fish tanks. Read more: Reducing excessive nutrients and light offers the best long-term solution to algae in a fish tank. Algae nutrients include decaying fish food, fish feces and other organic matter. Algae also thrive in high light levels. Feed your fish only as much food as they can eat in 30 seconds to one minute. Never feed them so many fish flakes that some fall to the aquarium floor before they're eaten. Don't expose your fish tank to more than six to eight hours of light per day, and don't place it in an area that receives direct sunlight. Set an aquarium light timer to turn them on and off at particular times of day. New fish tanks often experience algae blooms while the tank is settling into a healthy cycle. The water in new tanks usually turns clear naturally over time.Green or red slime in the aquarium are bacterial — the dreaded cyanobacteria. Fortunately, I’ve never heard of anyone having cyanobacterial blooms of sufficient strength to cause a fish die-off, but these are the ones that can produce allelopathic chemicals. These algae tend to occur most in tanks that have high mulm concentrations. Many cyanobacteria are able to “fix” their own nitrogen — meaning they don’t need to use nitrate or ammonia in the aquarium. They feed, instead, off of high phosphates.