Black Algae

  1. Donal Gregory

    Donal Gregory New Member Member

    Before I get lashed at, I did put a question in the algae spot but no response yet. I have rescued a 30 gallon fish tank and everything inside (include 1 Glo tetra). The people left the tank light on all the time, creating black algae. What is the fastest way of killing it and cleaning. I was advised by someone I wouldn't trust, to do a bleach bath. What is the group's opinion/expert advise?
     
  2. Raizinhell

    Raizinhell Valued Member Member

    Google how to spot treat using hydrogen peroxid, or seachem excel. You could technically use bleach but it would be dangerous. Some have used bleach but used declorinator to rinse it off.
     
  3. Mom2some

    Mom2some Well Known Member Member

    I think a total black out for 3-4 days might do it to start, but then you will have a ton of dead algae to vacuum out of the tank.
     
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    Donal Gregory

    Donal Gregory New Member Member

    The tank has been drained and everything has been removed. I would like to clean everything up before starting the tank up back up or using some of the d├ęcor or pebbles in another tank. The tetra has a new home in my 55 gal tank.