i asked ythis a while back and did what i wa s told but nothing seems to be working.I have a 5 gallon betta fish tank,heated,gravel,has live plants and moss ball in it.testing is fine,it's cycled or is recycling not sure if that is posible.but anywho
about a month or two ago,the green algea was driving me crazy and I just had to get ride of it.so i took a suggestion bleaching it since it seemed the plants were getting too much algea that it was webing around the plants.(not sure if that's correct or not).but anywho i moved the betta in a temporary 3 gallon disco tank which i hate it has no pump only a light,heater,and air stone.again i hate that 3 gallon disco raver tank but's a good temp for the fish when cleaning tanks.
so i empty the tank poured a bucket of bleach and then put the decorations and gravel in the bucket and a bit of bleach in the tank and cleaned and rinsed everything really really really well put everything back in the tank i let it sit for 5 days before putting the fish back in.the fish is fine he's happy and active nothing is bothering him which is good cause if the bleach stayed it would have harmed him so i took percaution.I just rinsed the plants and moss ball.i figured bleach would kill them.
so i got a timer for the tank lights it's set to go on and go off every 6 to 8 hours. but yersterday when i was feeding him i saw the green algea popping back up on the plants,gravel,and dedorations.it's tiny but it's feakin annoying.how do you kill that stuff?i'd like it to go away if all possible.and bleach that stuff again seems like it was ineffective.
it's a betta tank and 5 gallons so no algea eaters or snails can go in there with him.
i just want it gone or controlled