Question by  machouno (26)

What is the best way to go about removing aquarium scum?

My aquarium definitely needs cleaning.


Answer by  Mike18 (72)

If you mind temporarily removing your fish, just take them out and leave them in a bowl for a few minutes and literally scrub down the glass.


Answer by  abby39 (213)

Use an aquarium sponge and scrubs all of the walls of the tank. Then do a gravel vacuum. You can cut down on scum by performing regular water changes.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

If it's really bad, you probably want to remove your fish to a pitcher, drain the tank, and clean it completely. Get your pet store to recommend a soap.


Answer by  abby39 (213)

Buy an aquarium scrubber. Buy a glass scrubber for a glass tank and an acrylic scrubber for an acrylic tank.


Answer by  Mari (134)

The new skimming filters do a great job. They constantly removc the scum from the fish tank. You can use the plastic stick with a blade to remove the algae and scum from the front of the tank. Remove the rocks and other aquascaping decor to scrub with a brush.


Answer by  worker64 (34)

To clean a aquarium a special type of fish is used. This fish cleans the aquarium neatly. The scum is removed. Cleaning weekly twice is also preferable. Too much of fish and also decorative items must not be dumped in the aquarium.

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