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Algae Eaters

Experience Level: Intermediate

Shopping List

Step 1: Choosing an Aquarium
A glass or acrylic aquarium appropriately sized for the selected species and number of fish

Aquarium stand

Aquarium hood with light fixture and bulbs

• Automatic timer, if desired

Step 2: Filtration and Heating
Filtration system (see associate for best solution)

Aquarium heater and thermometer

Aquarium beneficial bacteria starter

Step 3: Substrate and Decor
Aquarium gravel

Decorations (driftwood/rock/ornament)

Live plants and/or artificial plants

Air-powered ornaments, with air pump and tubing, if desired 

Nutrition and Maintenance
Pelleted food or algae discs

Frozen or freeze-dried supplements

Algae cleaning pad or scraper

Fish net

Water test kit/strips

Gravel vacuum (for water changes)

Water conditioner/dechlorinator