"how to prevent alge within my contemporary tank"?

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO PREVENT ALGE IN NEW TANKS...I HAVE BABY GUPPIES AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO,SHOULD I BUY ALGE EATERS,DO THEY WORK?I NEED HELP

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Answers: there are some excellent answers from a few associates already.

Algae is generally cause by poor water power. Here is a quick index you can do to prevent algae naturally, in need the use of chemicals. See how many you're doing. If you're doing them adjectives, ask again and let us know what you're doing and what kindly of algae problems you're having.

1) Don't over nurture your fish. Uneaten fishfood turns into algae food.
2) Vacuum your gravel weekly. Fishwaste becomes algae food.
3) Change 25% of your wet weekly (usually done while vacuuming your gravel)
4) Make sure your filtration system is big enough for your cistern (4 times your tanks volume per hour minimum).
5) Change your filter cartridges every 3 months.
6) Get some live plants. Live plants will chomp through the algae food before the algae can.
7) Get some algae eaters. There are plenty out at hand. What kinda algae do you generally hold problems with? Pleco's, Otocinclus, Siamese Algae Eaters, Amano Shrimp, Cherry Shrimp, Snails, etc... Not sure what type or size cistern you have, but yes these guys do work.
8) Limit the frothy. Get a timer if you have to, but don't hand down the light on for more than 12 hrs maximum.
Algae eaters sustain but usually can't keep up. You can by anti-algae tablets at the store.


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