Question by  Kelcie (28)

How can I eliminate white algae in a freshwater aquarium?


Answer by  lkremenak (39)

Keep the light turned off when not needed in the tank. It also helps to buy an algae eating fish to keep in the tank.


Answer by  kirbyd (117)

To eliminate algae completely would be almost impossible but the best thing to do is just clean the aquarium by hand with a sponge or brush regularly and get an algea eater in there to help you out.


Answer by  craftheart (392)

It is best to use a gravel vacuum and algae scrubber for this job. Do not use a kitchen sponge. You might have to clean the tank every day for a while until you get the problem under control. And be sure not to overfeed your fish.


Answer by  itsjujubeans (80)

unless it is growing like hair algae but in branche like deer antlers near the surface, it is likely fungus, not algae. To remove the white staghorn algae soak affected equipment in 25% bleach solution to remove it. it is difficult to remove mechanically.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, to eliminate this I suggest using a vinegar based spray and spraying it in there to clean the water and detoxify out all of the parasites particularly the white algae.


Answer by  ruffy (1117)

keep the light off and it stop it from growing and algea eater in the tank help alot to scrub the side with a algea brush


Answer by  rmahoney1097 (98)

To remove algae from a freshwater aquarium you can but a solution from your local pet store or purchase an algae eating fish.

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