When I started using Purigen my algae went away in like 2-3 days. I still see a little bit here and there, but nothing like it was before. Purigen is only $10 so worth trying before you do anything drastic (like buying some fish specifically to eat algae).
For the long term, it also makes sense to grow some fast growing plants in your tank to soak up the nutrients that's feeding the algae.
Thnxs haha i almost did i chainsmoked through half a packet of ciggys and over cleaned siphoned sand and seived too make sure their was no food residue my fish are hapoy again and colours back out just hope the shock doesnt kill them dyring the day
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