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Do not overpopulate your aquarium. The more fish you have, the more waste they produce, which increases the odds of algae growth. Do not overfeed your fish. Excess food sinks to the bottom and will foster algae. Do not place your aquarium in direct sunlight. The sunlight will boost algae growth. Regularly clean the aquarium. Partial water changes and siphoning the gravel or sand on the bottom of the tank will help remove excess waste, minimizing algae growth.
The inside of the tank is cleaned by using a paper towel and wiping the sides of the fish tank clean. This will remove any algae on the ...
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While mold can grow on the side of a fish aquarium, "mold" on submerged tank decorations or floating in the water itself is more typically algae or fungus. You can quickly remove these substances with a thorough cleaning, but must resolve any water chemistry problems to keep mold from returning. Aquarium Algae Control: Top 10 Algae-Busting Tips
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Aquarium decorations should be cleaned regularly, along with the fish tank and filter equipment. If you clean the tank, but not the decorations, there will still be algae residue clinging to the plastic plants, castles, pirate ships, and other items in your fish tank. And if there is one thing that is hard to eliminate and remove, it is the brownish and greenish stains caused by algae infestation in your aquarium. Here are some ways to clean your plastic accessories.There are a lot of fish tank cleaners at your local pet store that can remove algae not only on the walls of your aquarium, but also on your plastic plants and ornaments. There are even algae scrubs and pads that will make it easier for you to remove those greenish and brownish traces on your decorations, thought these items can be a bit more expensive.If the plastic aquarium decorations in your fish tank is not too dirty, you can easily remove traces of algae and other dirt by simply soaking them in a pail of hot water for 15 to 20 minutes. You can even soak them in boiling water if your they're made from sturdy plastic. However, you should not put flimsy plastic plants in boiling water, as they can easily warp or even melt. In other words there is nothing you can do to prevent algae from growing in your fish tank, but you can do several different things to remove it.Avoid overfeeding your fish. Algae often grows as a reaction to extra organic matter in the fish tank. Only feed your fish what they will eat in 15 minutes. If there are extra food particles left after feeding, remove them with a net.Certain fish and aquatic animals feast on the algae in your aquarium. The amount each of these can consume is limited, and it's important to consider the biological load they add in balance with the amount of algae they can remove, but some of these tank creatures are worth their keep. Otocinclus and bristlenose catfish, Siamese and Chinese algae eaters, and plecostomus are all efficient at removing algae. Grazing snails can also keep algae under control.