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Plaque on the walls of the aquarium

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How to get rid of plaque in the aquarium :: aquarium green raid :: Equipment and accessories

The beautiful water world in your home relaxes, brings variety to the familiar interior of an apartment or office. However, you need to be able to properly care for the aquarium, otherwise the raid can not be avoided.

1. Any plaque on the walls of the aquarium is not just formed. This is a signal to the owner, and not only that the aquarium should be cleaned. This is also an indication that something is wrong in the aquarium.

Perhaps the aquarium is overloaded: there are too many fish and plants of different types. Maybe some residents do not suit the temperature of the environment or they do not get along with their neighbors.

There is an option that the inhabitants of the aquarium simply do not have enough air, therefore decomposition begins somewhere.

2. However, in no case should you overload the aquarium. The fact is that during the habitat of fish and plants in the old water a certain community develops. Disruption of life in this community leads to stress, and too frequent changes of water and the impact of cleaning products on the aquarium negatively affect its inhabitants.

Therefore, it is better to get rid of plaque in the aquarium with additional funds.

3. Carefully check the compatibility and a reasonable amount of aquarium fish and plants. They must have enough food and space to live, otherwise the animals begin to fight for their habitat or food, which can disrupt the atmosphere of their abode. Be sure to maintain the correct ratio of oxygen, light and heat in the aquarium.

For this, it is worthwhile to study separately what fish and what conditions and plants are suitable. Keep in your aquarium special fish that feed on the remains of vital activity and parasites on the walls.

4. Different means help against a different type of raid. Examine the color of aquarium plaque.

If it is green – it is likely that it is caused by the bloom of water. This could be due to elevated water temperatures or due to the fact that an external infection and parasitic plants are brought into the aquarium.

In this case, it is enough to purchase pills against algae, which cause the flowering of the aquarium, at the pet store.

5. Parasites are not only among plants, but also among animals. Hydra, small crustaceans, evidence, planarian – typical representatives of unwanted aquarium living creatures. They cause white bloom on the walls of the aquarium and on the rocks.

Removed is also quite simple, as are parasitic plants – with the help of the drug, it is usually sold in the form of drops. Before getting rid of any kind of parasites, you must first clean the aquarium and add fresh water to it, and then the preparation. Carefully read the instructions before use.

Anti-parasite products do not harm ordinary fish and plants.

6. If mucus forms in the aquarium, which fish has died and decomposed. It may be a plant. You need to find and pull the source of mucus, and then replace the water.

If you cannot find the source of mucus and pollution of your aquarium, you can take radical measures: to settle the fish and plants, thoroughly dry the aquarium, boil all the ornamental stones and only after a while again try to populate the aquarium with tenants.

Quite often, even with proper care of the fish, there is a raid on the walls of the aquarium. There are various reasons causing this phenomenon. In addition to the fact that the aquarium itself will have to be washed, it will be necessary to try to get rid of the problem causing the plaque itself.

Much can be determined by the color of the plaque itself, as well as by the place of its localization.

Important! The appearance of plaque on plants and the walls of the aquarium always indicates a clear disruption of the natural balance in an artificial ecosystem.

To eliminate any type of plaque, it is necessary to return the balance of the aquarium environment.

Such plaque can be formed not only on the walls, but also on plants and stones. Most often it appears due to the fact that water actively blooms, that is, a large amount of algae appears in it.

Most often, the green plaque appears due to the lack of proper regular care of the aquarium.

How to fix: Cleaning is carried out, water is replaced, the backlight is turned off. You can buy in the store special pills from flowering.

This is the kind of bloom in the aquarium that appears exactly on the walls. All because of excessive activity and activity of small parasites: crustaceans, hydras and others.

How to eliminate: Clean the aquarium and change the water. In the store to buy a special drug of small parasites.

Important! White plaque some confused with just clouding.

It is often associated with frequent water changes, and such a plaque itself passes after only a few days, which is not the case with the white formation due to the activity of the parasites.

If you increase the white plaque, you can see a cluster of shapeless lumps resembling worms or slugs. This is a collection of bacteria that eat organic matter, which is always in the ecosystem of the aquarium.

Often, this type of education, if left unchecked for a long time, becomes even black. The appearance of such a plaque indicates too strong or weak lighting, it is likely that the fish were overfed.

It will be problematic to find out a specific problem, but there are ways to get rid of it.

How to fix: Buy cleaner fish. For example, perfectly suited all the fish “suckers” (Antsistrus and others).

They eat such a raid, especially when they are hungry. After a couple of days from the brown formation will not remain a trace.

Get rid of education will help and various means.

Black bloom appears in the form of mucus, often not only on the walls, but also on artificial or living plants. Most often, the mucus says that someone in the aquarium died in a secluded place and the owner did not notice.

It is possible that the plants began to rot.

How to eliminate: Find dead fish and remove it, replace the water, add a little methylene blue.

Important! An exceptionally black bloom often occurs because of a black beard, which could be brought into an aquarium with a live ball or new plants.

To eliminate the need to pull out all the decorations, and damaged live plants to throw. Then in two dozen liters of water to dissolve the pill of the drug “Tetra Algizid.” Put next to the filter.

After a month, repeat the cleaning procedure.

If there is a black or green, white bloom on the walls of the aquarium or on plants, the phenomenon can be eliminated with ordinary cleaning and water replacement. It is also important to buy special preparations and carry out prophylaxis so that in the future the aquarium will be pleased with its purity and freshness.

The maintenance of aquarium fish occupation is rather troublesome. And one of the most common problems faced by fish lovers is a brown coating on the walls of the aquarium, soil and plants.

It not only spoils the aesthetic appearance of the aquarium, but also indicates that there are some problems in it.

And he is nothing more than diatoms. They look exactly like a brown patina in an aquarium, and can cover its walls, stones, plants and decorative ornaments. The reason for their appearance can be:

  • not enough light;
  • wrong combination of spectra of red and blue light;
  • aeration of water without filter with irregular removal of food residues and excrement. From this, a slurry is deposited on the glasses, which contributes to the development of algae.

In addition, diatoms are very often formed in new aquariums and disappear on their own after 2-3 weeks.

But to answer the question of why a raid appeared in your aquarium, you need to try it yourself by analyzing a specific situation.

The easiest way to deal with diatoms is to purchase live “aquarium cleaners”. These include young ancistrus, otocyclys, girinoheylyusa, as well as horned or tiger snails.

Also, if a brown bloom appears in the aquarium, you can lime it with chemical agents. With the choice of these tools help sellers in any pet store.

And, of course, do not forget about the simplest (but rather laborious) way of fighting for the cleanliness of the aquarium – this is cleaning. The glass can be cleaned with a scraper, and the decorative elements can be removed and rinsed in water remaining after replacement.

But in any case, it is necessary to determine the source of the formation of plaque and, if possible, eliminate it.

Algae in an aquarium, how to get rid of and fight with all their species


An algal flash is a visual indication of a violation (absence) of a biobalance in an aquarium. This is the loss of any link in the balance!


Already with this alga faced all and beginners and pros. It appears from the excess light or the wrong daylight mode.

At the same time, plant biomass does not play a role. It appears in aquariums with lush vegetation, and in the aquarium with “three rastyuchkami.”
Recommendations for combating xenococcus (the correct name is colekheta) are general: reduce, adjust daylight hours, algaecide, mechanical cleaning, fish and shellfish helpers, frequent water changes.

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