Algae problems? We have the solution for your aquarium!
Especialy during the unstable cycling phase of a freshly set-up aquarium, various algae types like thread algae, spot algae, red algae, hair algae, fuzz algae or green algic coats may occur and multiply rapidly. Also cloudy, green water, bacterial blooms or cyanobacteria (the so-called blue-green algae: BGA) are among the common problems in aquaristics. Any obstacles possible during the overall effort of a new setup is collected in the article "Algae in the cycling phase" in more detail. Furthermore, sometimes algae problems occur after an change of environment inside the aquarium, for example after installing new lighting or other technology, maybe the location of the aquarium tank has changed or maybe there are seasonal fluctuations.
What to do when algae show up in the aquarium? If you have problems with algae, the article "Algae in the aquarium" from our Aquascaping Wiki will definitely be worth reading. In it, the different types of algae are indroduced in detail, helping you to exactly indentify your plague. In addition to basic information on algae, you will also find detailed instructions on how to combat them. For example, the biological control by the use of algae eaters is an important issue. We also give tips on how to avoid algae and how to fight the causes.
For the quick and effective destruction and prevention of algae plagues in aquariums, we offer many useful products in our online shop. We sell primarily algicides that have no significant negative impact on aquatic plants or the inhabitants of your aquarium or aquascape. Especially invertebrates such as snails, shrimp and crabs are noticeably more sensitive than fish. Most of these algae control products are liquid additives, such as Easy Carbo from Easy Life. To combat algae, but especially to prevent them, technical aids such as the Twinstar sterilizers or UV-C clarifiers are a good choice. They also help keeping the water in the aquarium as germ-free as possible. This reduces the bacterial load on the inhabitants, reducing stress and improving their immune systems.