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What do you do with scraped off algae?


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I’ve been getting a fair amount of green algae growing on my tank walls. Was wondering if fish eat this after it is scraped off, or should I be gravel vaccing it out after scraping it? I have bottom feeders (Kuhli loaches, Molly, Bolivian ram) - do they eat that stuff?

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I have never thought about it.  I try to keep my tanks balanced and really don’t get a lot of algae.  But I will tell you I use a Mag Float, Scotch Bright Pad maybe every 4 -5 weeks while doing my water changes.  I don’t ever have enough to concern myself.  
Good Luck

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On 5/25/2022 at 4:16 AM, Pizzafan said:

I’ve been getting a fair amount of green algae growing on my tank walls. Was wondering if fish eat this after it is scraped off, or should I be gravel vaccing it out after scraping it? I have bottom feeders (Kuhli loaches, Molly, Bolivian ram) - do they eat that stuff?

Lots of fish eat algae or what lives in the algae. But.... if there is too much for you just vac it out. 

I think you should explore getting a fish or two that like really green algae. 

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