Getting Rid of Aquarium Algae

Green algae in aquarium

Algae control can be one of the greatest challenges for the aquarium owner. Understanding what causes algae outbreaks is essential for prevention.

Cloudy Aquarium Water and Algone

Aquarium goldfish

Algone is the perfect tool to clear and prevent cloudy aquarium water. Algone maintains a low nutrient environment, which is essential for a healthy and crystal clear aquarium.

Enjoy Crystal Clear Aquarium Water

Green water and algae in the aquarium are the result of high nitrates

How can you maintain a crystal clear aquarium? Ok, so maybe it’s not a secret, but what we know and don’t know determines the success or failure of our aquarium.

Are Nitrates Harmful for my Aquarium?

Beautiful aquarium fish

So what’s the problem with nitrates in the aquarium? Nitrate is the least toxic nutrient in aquariums, however high nitrate will cause green water and algae outbreaks.

Algaecides and Aquarium Algae Control

Red head salmler hemmigrammus rhodostonus

Most algaecides have a limited effect because they do not correct the underlying problems leading to algae growth in the aquarium. They treat the symptoms, but not the cause.

How to Clear Cloudy Aquarium Water

Lion fish in blue aquarium water

A frequent question we get is “How can I clear my cloudy aquarium?” Find out what causes it, and how to clear green aquarium water, as well as white cloudy aquarium water.

What is Green Aquarium Water?


Green aquarium water is a free-floating algae bloom. To clear green aquarium water, nutrients must be controlled and waste inside the aquarium must be limited.

Nitrate Control is Real Aquarium Algae Control

Yellow tang in reef tank

High nitrates in the aquarium inevitably results in algae outbreaks. This can be thick algae growth or green aquarium water. Controlling nitrates is the best option for controlling algae in the aquarium.

What causes cloudy aquarium water?

Striped african cichlid

The 3 common causes of cloudy aquarium water are free-floating substrate particles, green water caused by algae, and white cloudiness which indicate a bacterial bloom.

Where Does Aquarium Nitrate Come From?

Clown trigger fish

Nitrate can not be avoided in aquariums. Nitrate results from the natural break down of waste inside the fish tank. Learn more about its sources and how to minimize overall nitrate.