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Old 05-23-2019, 05:55 AM
 
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Had my 9 gal tank since Xmas,its now got a significant algae build up to the point you can hardly see the fish. Whats the usual method to clean the algea off the glass?thanks
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Real plants or fake?

For such deep cleaning, I would just remove everything (including the fish) and clean it.
Light cleaning (which should be done about every 2 weeks) you can keep your fishes in the tank.
How to remove your fish, explained here:
https://nhpets.com/blog/45606/where-...clean-the-tank

Why you have so much algae? Overfeeding the fish? Too much light?

Maintenance tips here:
https://www.thesprucepets.com/aquarium-algae-1379979

Great advice here:
https://www.thesprucepets.com/how-to...h-tank-1380968


Just a great website for every novice:
https://www.fishkeepingworld.com/21-...rium-mistakes/

ADDED:
after your aquarium is clean, you could try this:
https://www.amazon.com/Gulfstream-Tr...738802-1801744

or this:
https://www.amazon.com/Aqueon-Aquari...ef=pd_cp_199_1

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Old 06-02-2019, 06:36 PM
 
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Also you can good "upflow algae scrubber" as an option for larger tanks.
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Real glass, or acrylic? You need to know and understand the difference! Acrylic is shatter-resistant but very easily scratched, and many of the algae-cleaning tools intended for use on glass tanks will ruin an acrylic one. Many small tanks are made of acrylic. Ten gallon tanks and up are generally glass (although you can get large acrylic tanks from specialty companies; I had a 55 gallon one).

If the tank is acrylic, the best algae scraper is one of those fake plastic credit cards banks send out in their junk mail. They'll relatively soft and flexible, and they will remove the algae but won't scratch the acrylic if used carefully. A single-edged razor blade can be used to scrape algae off the sides of a glass tank.
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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Well, OP never came back to acknowledge our efforts to help him. Sometimes I wonder why we even try...
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:52 PM
 
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Also, make sure the tank is not getting direct sunlight. That promotes algae growth a lot
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