Over time the glass walls of any aquarium covered with greenish or brownish tinge from algae and bacterial slime. Of course, due to the RAID of the inhabitants of the aquarium is not visible. Brownish slime on the glass of an aquarium appears as a result of insufficient lighting, and greenish because of the excess.
It is not necessary to clean all the walls of the tank if the RAID they do not interfere with the review. Enough to a thorough cleaning of the front glass.
If plaque has formed on the glass of the aquarium with fresh water, it is easy to wash clean sponge. Only this should be done very carefully so as not to prevent the emergence of bacterial turbidity.
Slowly, tightly clutching the sponge to the glass, you should lead her down to the ground. Also slowly, without lifting the sponge from the aquarium, you need to keep it up. As a result of such action on the glass should remain clear of the track.
Further, the sponge should be rinsed in water and repeat all steps to complete clearance of all glass aquarium.
The glass in the tank with the old water should be cleaned using a special scraper, which can be purchased at any pet store. Distinguish between spongy and magnetic scrapers.
Magnetic scraper to clean the glass of the aquarium consists of two halves. One of them is placed in the water. The other part at this time, pull the scraper through the glass outside. Using this arrangement, you can leave the hands of the owner of the aquarium when cleaning dry.
For shallow aquariums are perfect spongy scrapers with wooden handle. They are perfectly clean glass without leaving scratches on it and stains.
To clean the glass of the aquarium can not only using special tools. In nature there are fish and seaweed, which is not worse than various devices clean small stains on the glass. Learn more about these assistants can be from sellers specialty shops.
Every aquarist who cares for the beauty of your home interior and health of inhabitants of the underwater world, you should regularly clean the aquarium glass, because the thinner the RAID, the easier it is to get rid of it.
Advice 2 : How to remove algae from the aquarium
One of the most actual problems, exciting most aquarists is the removal of undesirable algae from aquarium. Very often all attempts to do this in the shortest time fail. Every aquarist should be aware that different species of algae should be removed from the aquarium in different ways.
Filamentous algae, which is a long green strands, covering the scenery, the soil and large plants do not interfere with either the aquarium or the fish. But the aesthetic impression they spoil pretty much. To remove these algae from the aquarium, take a regular fork and wrap them in it like spaghetti. Tougher algae remove by hand, carefully cutting them shrouded in the leaves of larger plants.
Brown algae typically colonize a new aquarium and a few weeks after the appearance disappear. If this is not happening, sat down next to the aquarium small catfish-ancistrus. Only they are able to remove brown algae in the shortest time.
Too bright light, excess fertilizer, and the excess is supplied to the aquarium of carbon dioxide contribute to the spread of green algae, which is a velvety fluffy carpet of interwoven threads. To get rid of them, relax the intensity of illumination of the aquarium and hoisted him growing ornamental plants that will compete with green algae for the nutrients. Get viviparous fish, for example guppies and swordtails. They will also help you to deal with the emergence and reproduction of green algae.
The appearance of blue-green algae forming on the ground layered film indicates a strong pollution of water by phosphates and nitrates. To get rid of them, use the siphon.
To remove from the aquarium red algae forming on its decorative elements, red fluff or long, thin strands, put in a filtration system of the aquarium with a special resin, which can be purchased in a specialty pet store.
The most undesirable resident of the aquarium is "Vietnamese". Its dark tassels it can completely cover all surfaces. To remove the algae you can manually.