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Thread: algae in new tank
02-13-2013, 12:45 AM #1
algae in new tank
i bought the 10 gallon used aquarium some of you saw.
it looked like it had yellow water but it was lots of green algae covering the glass.
it is empty now, no fish or water or gravel.
i thought i could just remove it with my magnet algae remover.
well i was wrong.
now what do i do to remove it,
should i set it up now to cycle or remove algae first?
i will get pics asap
02-13-2013, 12:56 AM #2
also not to side track this thread the filter that it came with is rated for 10.
but it is 90 gph, i think it is good for a 10
or am i wrong
02-13-2013, 12:57 AM #3
For a 10 gallon tank, I would use a filter rated for a 20.
I would remove the algae and clean the glass using a sponge and a razor blade. No soap.55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"
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02-13-2013, 01:01 AM #4
so an unused sponge to remove the algae
02-13-2013, 01:03 AM #5
+1 to the above post. Double your filter size and clean the aquarium while its empty. If you need some thing like grit for the glass, use salt on paper towels. Vinegar works as well to clear it up. As said above, a razor blade should work well but stay away from the silicone.Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
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02-13-2013, 02:25 AM #6
is vineger safe for fish or if there is table salt in the aquarium?
just making sure
02-13-2013, 02:29 AM #7
clean it as recommended, then do a good job rinsing everything out with clean water and you'll be set.