Cleaning How Do I

  1. Jackieecho

    Jackieecho New Member Member

    I clean 50 percent of tank once a week. I have moss ball and fake plants..gravel and few rocks. I have filter too. One betta.
    My tank decor I getting green algae on it. Even some of the gravel. Not the tank walls..just the things inside. What can I clean it with..just water?
     
  2. ValerieAdams

    ValerieAdams Well Known Member Member

    Rinse it off in the old tank water from a water change
     
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    Jackieecho

    Jackieecho New Member Member

    I am just curious why not tap water if I use conditioner in the tank.
     


  4. ValerieAdams

    ValerieAdams Well Known Member Member

    I suppose you could but it just seems safer to do it in the old tank water
     
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    smee82 Fishlore VIP Member

    You can also add a nerite snail
     
  6. max h

    max h Well Known Member Member

    For the gravel use a gravel vac to mix it up, the ornaments a soft bristle brush and some tank water or water that's been d-chlorinated will take care of most of the issue.
     
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    alex0429 New Member Member

  8. Iverg1

    Iverg1 Well Known Member Member

    Usually algea is due to an excess of light like if you keep the tank light on 10-12 hours
     
  9. Ddogg2287

    Ddogg2287 New Member Member

    Brown algae is a combo of no light, poor water, and sometimes diatoms in water. Green algae is usually just too much light. Maybe get a snail or some shrimps?