Cleaning an Old Tank - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-28-2010, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning an Old Tank

My boyfriend's parents have a 20 gallon tall tank set up. It's got 2 neon tetras and a bigger rounder fish his mom didn't know the species of. They found out I've started fish keeping and said I could keep some fish in it if I wanted to keep it clean. It's cycled and has a heater and filter system. The big problem with it is that it has a ton of algae growing in there. The glass and gravel are covered in a thick layer of green. The fish are all doing pretty well in it, they look healthy, but the tank just isn't attractive. How should I go about cleaning the algae out and introducing new fish without stressing out the current residents or having to cycle the tank again?

Proud mom of Samuel, the red, white and blue VT and Darius, the purple and red HM.

Samuel's Tank Mates:
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010, 02:20 AM
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Only thing I think of is maybe get a gravel vaccum/siphon and just keep refilling and sucking out the water. If you cant tank the water of then thats the only thing I can think of...Good Luck ;)

Bookshelf 6.6 gallon tank coming soon! <333
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