Post By Lyrebird
Removing algae from water tank
I have noticed a dark algal build-up in the plastic water tank of my Expobar Leva.
What do people do to remove it, please?
I use spring water with a calcium level of 2mg/l (Adelaide water has lots more than that!) so not worried about calcium scale, just the algae.
Hi Chris, have you tried using a descale solution or white vinegar mixed / water solution?
Originally Posted by chrisl
How often do you clean your tank? Itís good practice to remove your tank once a week, empty it and give it a good wash.
Hope this helps
I remove the tank every now and them and use a bottle brush to clean it.
If it is beyond saving, a replacement shouldn't set you back more than $30-$50.
Last edited by fatboy_1999; 25th November 2019 at 11:00 AM.
Reason: More info
Kill the algae by soaking the tank in bleach. Rinse well and return the tank to service.
If you just clean it without killing the algae, the algae will return quickly: the spring water you are using has nothing in it to deter algae (as opposed to mains water where the chlorine / chloramines will suppress algal growth in the tank).
I use Milton tablets and they are food safe. Rinse after use of the tablet and you are good to go
I will try the Milton tablets and report back.
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