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At Al Arbeaa, we’ve sold thousands of live plants, and one of our main concerns is keeping the plants as free of algae as possible. That’s why we utilize the most effective algae eaters in the aquarium hobby for our holding tanks. A key lesson we’ve learned is that each algae eater has a unique mouth and body shape that is ideal for eating specific types of algae. Therefore, we mix different species of algae eaters in our aquariums to consume the different kinds of algae that may appear. If you have a really large tank, start with just a few algae eaters on this list, adjust your tank lighting and plant nutrients, and wait a month to see what impact they have on the algae. If you need additional help, consider getting more clean-up critters from this list.

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