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
     
  5. s

    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 Valued Member Member

    Get some nerite snails
     
  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 Valued 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?