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Question by  jboston19 (30)

How do I go about removing red algae from saltwater?

My saltwater aquarium has red algae in it and I need to remove it.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

An easy and common way to remove red algae from a saltwater tank is to use a stainless steel scraper and manually scrape it off. To reduce red algae from growing, use less light in the tank and make sure there is not excessive phosphates and nitrates in the water.


Answer by  Valentine62 (2131)

"Removing about two thirds of water, wiping down the inside of tank with sponge or cloth, and cleaning out waste such as leftover fish food once every 2 weeks, will help keep it free of bacteria which causes red algae.'


Answer by  nickl2000 (540)

Red Algae should be removed the same way that you would green or brown algae, either scrub it off the tank and the decorations or get a fish that eats the algae.


Answer by  HKitten (39)

To remove red algae from your tank, you do need to maintain the tank on a regularly. Give it a good scrubbing,keep the substrate clean, regularly clean filtering system .


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Go to your local fish store and they have treatment that you can buy for it that will not hurt your fish or your tank.


Answer by  JRossi17 (788)

If you go to the local fish store they have a substance you spoon into your tank once a day. I believe its actually called red algae remover. It takes awhile for the algae to go away but it does work.

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